Definition of Baltimore chop
: a batted ball in baseball that usually bounces too high for an infielder to make a putout at first base
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Origin and Etymology of baltimore chop
so called from its perfection by the Baltimore baseball team of the 1890s
First Known Use: 1905See Words from the same year
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