fastball

noun fast·ball \ ˈfas(t)-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of fastball

: a baseball pitch thrown at full speed and often appearing to rise slightly as it nears the plate

fastballer

play \ˈfas(t)-ˌbȯ-lər\ noun

Examples of fastball in a Sentence

  1. He struck him out with a fastball.

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First Known Use of fastball

1899

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  • baseball : a pitch that is thrown at full speed : a very fast pitch


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