Dictionary
search :       browse : 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
  N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
         
Description
Related Terms
Everyday Examples
Interactive Checkpoint
More Information
Challenge
How to use this dictionary
Contact
 Description  
 Hemisphere:  One of the two halves of a sphere when it is intersected with a plane passing through the center.
A sphere is a ball shape.



A hemisphere is a half ball. A popular game for children in Philadelphia is half-ball. This is a baseball type game played in the alleys or streets. A hollow ball would be cut in half and the bat would be a broom stick handle. The hollow ball and thin bat makes for a more challenging and fun game.