cut fastball

noun

Definition of cut fastball

baseball
: a fastball thrown with sideways spin so that it moves laterally as it nears the plate
  • … his best pitches are a baffling splitter and a cut fastball that bores in on right-handed hitters.
  • —Rob Neyer
called also cutter

First Known Use of cut fastball

1970

in the meaning defined above

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