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

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The last position player to play without a glove was Jerry Denny, who retired (barehanded) after the 1894 season. Fred Bowen, Washington Post, "The rules and the equipment are just two things that have changed over the years.," 7 Aug. 2019 Baez barehanded the ball and fired to first for an apparent out, but the call was overturned on replay. Paul Sullivan,, "Cole Hamels comes back strong in a 4-1 win over the Brewers as the Cubs remain hard to beat at home," 2 Aug. 2019 Fenway Park ball attendant Katie Burt dashes into the outfield, scoops up the ball barehanded, and presents it to a wide-eyed kid in the stands during an April game at Fenway Park. Globe Staff,, "What is a hockey player doing on the field during Red Sox games at Fenway Park?," 16 July 2019 With DeJong — an above average runner — speeding down the first base line, Castro caught the ball barehanded and in one fluid motion, fired to first baseman Garrett Cooper to complete a highlight-reel double play. Wells Dusenbury,, "That’s right — the Marlins have one of MLB’s top double-play tandems," 26 June 2019 That turned out to make a difference when Dansby Swanson hit a dribbler back to the mound, which Roark barehanded and zipped home in an attempt to get Albies. Paul Newberry, The Seattle Times, "Roark roughed up in final spring tuneup for Reds," 25 Mar. 2019 Holmes says Meghan's choice to go barehanded is also symbolic of her wanting to connect with the public. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Reason Meghan Markle Holds Her Gloves But Doesn't Actually Wear Them," 2 Feb. 2019 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,, "Reliever Miguel Castro's walks hurt Orioles in 5-3 loss to Mariners," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of barehand

1960, in the meaning defined above

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