Definition of pallone in US English:

pallone

noun

Sport
  • In Italy: a game resembling a simple form of tennis, played with a large ball struck with a cylindrical wooden guard worn over the hand and wrist.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From Italian pallone, transferred use of pallone large ball (although this is first attested later: 1596) from palla ball + -one.

Pronunciation

pallone

/pəˈləʊneɪ/