bare·​hand | \ ˈber-ˌhand How to pronounce barehand (audio) \
barehanded; barehanding; barehands

Definition of barehand

transitive verb

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

Examples of barehand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cueto tried to barehand it, dropped it and scooped it up. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 2021 The Padres quickly tied the score 1-1 on Eric Hosmer’s infield hit that second baseman Tommy La Stella failed to barehand. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2021 Bassitt struck out Wilson Ramos and bounded off the mound to barehand Renato Nuñez’s dribbler for an out before Harold Castro’s two-run hit erased the A’s 1-0 lead. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2021 Catching blistering line drives barehanded is a recipe for mangled digits, and several Barons wore bandages around their fingers on game day. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 30 Oct. 2019 But Matt Olson picked up the bunt attempt barehanded and flipped it to catcher Sean Murphy, who easily tagged out Tom Murphy. Chris Talbott, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Sep. 2019 Watching Nolan Arenado’s barehanded snatches-and-throws, over-the-shoulder basket catches, pirouettes in the dirt and diving stops down the line have become routine for Rockies fans. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, 3 Nov. 2019 As rare as the feat is, just last year a fan caught two foul balls from the same batter -- barehanded. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2019 The last position player to play without a glove was Jerry Denny, who retired (barehanded) after the 1894 season. Fred Bowen, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of barehand

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Barehand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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