come·​back·​er | \ ˈkəm-ˌba-kər How to pronounce comebacker (audio) \
plural comebackers

Definition of comebacker

1 baseball : a ground ball hit directly to the pitcher … Cormier had retired Mo Vaughn … on a weak comebacker to the mound to end the seventh.— Gordon Edes
2 golf : a putt back to the hole after a preceding putt has rolled past it After pitching to within 20 feet of the pin, Junior runs his first putt four feet past and then misses the comebacker.— Jaime Diaz

Examples of comebacker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reliever Lucas Luetge got Jeimer Candelario to hit a comebacker that was turned into a double play. Larry Lage, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Martin Maldonado chopped a comebacker and Montas made a no-look, behind-the-back stab, throwing Maldonado out. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Sep. 2021 However, Landon Russell strikes out Riley Quick and gets Baker Green on a comebacker to get out of further damage with the bases loaded. Ben Thomas |, al, 21 May 2022 To start that inning, Crismatt fielded a comebacker and gunned down Contreras, the inserted runner, at third. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2022 Elvis Andrus drilled a comebacker to Skubal, who turned toward the outfield and ran straight at Smith between second and third base. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2022 Brasier took a comebacker off his head early last month in Fort Myers while working his way back from a calf strain., 29 July 2021 In a 23-pitch first inning, Buehler issued a lead-off walk and deflected a comebacker that allowed Austin Meadows to reach for an infield single. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2022 After two walks, a comebacker ricocheted off his glove, a potential double-play ball turning into a bases-loading infield single. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of comebacker

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2022

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“Comebacker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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