brushback

noun
brush·​back | \ ˈbrəsh-ˌbak How to pronounce brushback (audio) \

Definition of brushback

: a pitch intentionally thrown near the batter's head or body in baseball

Other Words from brushback

brush back transitive verb

Examples of brushback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a while, in the fall, the city was a delight, with some improvisational recapturing of the streets, a more alive streetscape, a reimagining of sidewalks, and a brushback of the automobile. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2021 McMaster holds up this decision as a virtue, prefacing his book with a brushback statement that amounts to a pox on both houses. Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2020 Tlaib has already felt the brushback from a few of her future colleagues. Eslah Attar, Glamour, 13 Dec. 2018 The latest head-swerving shift in Trump’s approach to North Korea’s nuclear threat appeared a direct brushback to Trump’s own national security advisor, John Bolton, a hard-line hawk who had pushed the upfront and all-at-once disarmament scenario. Tracy Wilkinson, latimes.com, 6 June 2018 Trump said earlier this month in a brushback to Democratic efforts to campaign against the tax cuts. Time, 26 Feb. 2018 Trump said earlier this month in a brushback to Democratic efforts to campaign against the tax cuts. Time, 26 Feb. 2018 Trump said earlier this month in a brushback to Democratic efforts to campaign against the tax cuts. Time, 26 Feb. 2018 Trump said earlier this month in a brushback to Democratic efforts to campaign against the tax cuts. Time, 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of brushback

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brushback was in 1954

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“Brushback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushback. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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