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line drive

noun

Simple Definition of line drive

  • baseball : a ball that is hit by the batter and goes in a nearly straight line not far above the ground

Full Definition of line drive

  1. :  a batted baseball hit in a nearly straight line usually not far above the ground

Examples of line drive

  1. He hit a hard line drive to the shortstop.



1903

First Known Use of line drive

1903


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