circus catch


Definition of circus catch

: a catch (as in baseball or football) requiring an extraordinary or spectacular effort

Examples of circus catch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Alex Davis made a circus catch and had a perfect throw to first to double off Arrendondo. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2022 The play started when Meckler crushed a ball to the warning track in right-center field and Hall had all kinds of trouble tracking it, eventually making a circus catch and falling near the wall. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 8 May 2022 Then Culberson scored on a sac fly to shortstop, making a heads up baserunning play after Andrelton Simmons had a circus catch to temporarily save the game. Dallas News, 5 May 2021 Brees threw to receiver Michael Thomas in the end zone on third-and-goal, but Thomas' circus catch didn't count because his knee landed out of bounds. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, 17 Jan. 2021 The Saints answered with an eight-play, 73-yard drive, keyed by running back Alvin Kamara’s circus catch, to tie the game with 52 seconds remaining in regulation. Mark Inabinett |, al, 13 Oct. 2020 In the ensuing minutes, his circus catch became bigger and bigger. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2020 Derek Hill made a circus catch in Tuesday’s intrasquad opener. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2020 That score had been set up by a 27-yard sideline circus catch from Ferguson. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of circus catch

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circus catch was in 1893

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2 Jun 2022

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“Circus catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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