double play

noun
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of double play

: a play in baseball by which two players are put out

Examples of double play in a Sentence

  1. The batter hit into a double play.

  2. They turned a double play to end the inning.

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First Known Use of double play

1867


DOUBLE PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

double play

noun

Definition of double play for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a play in which the team in the field causes two runners to be put out


DOUBLE PLAY Defined for Kids

double play

noun

Definition of double play for Students

: a play in baseball by which two base runners are put out

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