Definition of zorbing in US English:



  • A sport in which a participant is secured inside an inner capsule in a large, transparent ball that is then rolled along the ground or down hills.

    • ‘It is also deemed the adventure capital of the world with its bungee jumping, white-water rafting, jet-boating, zorbing (rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball), skydiving, abseiling and hang-gliding.’
    • ‘The site has the longest Zorb run in the UK and offers zorbing for corporate days out and parties.’
    • ‘Unlike free running and other kinds of endurance sports, zorbing does not require any level of skill or fitness, only the ability to keep down your food!’


1990s: invented word from Zorb (the name of the ball used in this activity) + -ing.