ballyard

noun
ball·​yard | \ ˈbȯl-ˌyärd How to pronounce ballyard (audio) \

Definition of ballyard

: a baseball park or stadium : ballpark sense 1 Kevin Kenney … paused in front of Yankee Stadium to snap a photo of the grand, old ballyard across the street.— Seth Livingstone

Examples of ballyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember when Farmers’ Day was a hot time at the ol’ ballyard? Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "‘Friends’ is turning 25, and the Giants are recreating the magic," 27 June 2019 Of course the sound of scouts parsing talent, muttering under their breath with a crowd—3,692 tonight, a regular-season record—filing in, is a ballyard staple. SI.com, "Prospect and Pariah," 16 May 2018 The news Monday from the ballyard was mostly positive for the home team. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers rally to top Tigers, but concern about Matt Moore lingers after another uneven performance | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 7 May 2018 His grand slam off Mike Leake in the seventh inning of a June 3 Cardinals game not only lifted the Cubs to a 5-3 victory, but also provoked the loudest roar heard at the ancient ballyard this season. Dan Mcgrath, chicagotribune.com, "Kyle Schwarber's Cubs future no longer a certainty after season of struggle," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ballyard

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballyard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballyard. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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