Baltimore chop


Definition of Baltimore chop

  1. :  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: 1905

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to criticize severely

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