curveball

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noun curve·ball \ˈkərv-ˌbȯl\

Definition of curveball

  1. :  a slow or moderately fast baseball pitch thrown with spin to make it swerve downward and usually to the left when thrown from the right hand or to the right when thrown from the left hand

curveball

verb

Examples of curveball in a sentence

  1. The batter struck out on a curveball.

1936

First Known Use of curveball

1936



CURVEBALL Defined for English Language Learners

curveball

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noun curve·ball \ˈkərv-ˌbȯl\

Definition of curveball for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a pitch that is thrown with spin so that the ball curves in the air


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