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golf ball

[′gälf ‚bȯl]
(engineering)
A printing element used on some typewriters and serial printers, consisting of a rotating, spherically shape, removable typehead that skims across the printed line while the typewriter or printer carriage does not move.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.