barehand

verb
bare·​hand | \ˈber-ˌhand \
barehanded; barehanding; barehands

Definition of barehand 

transitive verb

: to catch or retrieve (a baseball) with a bare hand

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Marcus Semien dribbled a grounder up the third base line that Alex Bregman could not barehand. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Evan Gattis' strong night leads Astros to victory against Athletics," 13 June 2018 One run scored, and another came across on Jonathan Schoop’s come-backer off Hernandez that Segura charged, barehanded and threw to first in time. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Reliever Miguel Castro's walks hurt Orioles in 5-3 loss to Mariners," 25 June 2018 Some said Strauss groped them barehanded during physicals, had them drop their pants even while examining them for a cough or heartburn, and badgered students to go home with him. James Freeman, WSJ, "Jim Jordan and Ohio State," 10 July 2018 Some said Strauss groped them barehanded during physicals, had them drop their pants even while examining them for a cough or heartburn, and badgered students to go home with him. James Freeman, WSJ, "Jim Jordan and Ohio State," 10 July 2018 Aguilar caught the ball barehanded and quickly stepped on the base just ahead of Maybin for the out. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marlins 4, Brewers 3 (10 innings): Hader surrenders back-to-back homers; offense struggles," 9 July 2018 Some said Strauss groped them barehanded during physicals, had them drop their pants even while examining them for a cough or heartburn, and badgered students to go home with him. James Freeman, WSJ, "Jim Jordan and Ohio State," 10 July 2018 Some said Strauss groped them barehanded during physicals, had them drop their pants even while examining them for a cough or heartburn, and badgered students to go home with him. James Freeman, WSJ, "Jim Jordan and Ohio State," 10 July 2018 Goodrum sprinted to his right, barehanded the ball and beelined it to first for the out. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers utilityman Niko Goodrum driven 'like Michael Jordan'," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of barehand

1960, in the meaning defined above

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