drag bunt

noun

Definition of drag bunt

: a bunt in baseball made by a left-handed batter by trailing the bat while moving toward first base broadly : a bunt made with the object of getting on base safely rather than sacrificing

Examples of drag bunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two innings later, Kevin Plawecki slipped trying to get back to the bag after Amed Rosario attempted a drag bunt, with catcher Alex Avila’s throw easily beating him to the bag. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks hammer slumping Mets again," 15 June 2018 Connor Krantz set the tone, getting down a perfect drag bunt for a one-out single. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, "Good to go: Purdue recruit Austin Peterson pitches two-hitter as Chesterton tops Valparaiso for sectional," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of drag bunt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Drag bunt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20bunt. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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