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throw–in

play
noun \ˈthrō-ˌin\

Simple Definition of throw–in

  • : a throw made in soccer or rugby to put the ball back in play after it has gone out of the playing area

  • : a throw from a player in the outfield to a player in the infield in baseball

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of throw–in

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of throwing a ball in: asa :  a throw made from the touchline in soccer to put the ball back in play after it has gone into touchb :  a throw from an outfielder to the infield in baseballc :  an inbounds pass in basketball

  2. 2 :  something added as a bonus or supplement

1881

First Known Use of throw–in

1881


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