cutoff man


: a player in baseball who relays a ball from an outfielder to the infield

Examples of cutoff man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marte lobbed the ball to the cutoff man to keep Fry at first instead trying to get the runner at home. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 20 May 2024 Center fielder Kiké Hernández collected the bloop single and threw the ball to the mound, where Casas should have been as the cutoff man, but the first baseman was late to cover and the ball reached home plate. Julian McWilliams,, 14 June 2023 Hopefully, that includes practicing being the cutoff man. Christopher L. Gasper,, 15 June 2023 The ball kicked right, ricocheting off the padding in foul territory before Rob Refsnyder corralled it, tossing it toward the first cutoff man, Christian Arroyo, who positioned himself in short right field. Julian McWilliams,, 25 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for cutoff man 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutoff man was in 1967

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“Cutoff man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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