fly ball

noun

Example Sentences

He hit a long fly ball to left field.
Recent Examples on the Web In a July game against the Blue Jays, outfielder Jarren Duran was unable to locate a high fly ball hit by Ramiel Tapia. Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Dec. 2022 Maddox — whom Wade had asked to be the best man at his upcoming wedding — caught a fly ball by Cabell to end it. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2022 Cronenworth and Kim scored on a grounder and a fly ball, and suddenly the 5-0 lead was only 5-3. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2022 Orioles lead-off hitter Cedric Mullins backspun a fly ball that barely snuck over the left field fence. Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2022 Karros noticed from second base while Barnett struck out two batters and induced a fly ball to get the Bruins off the board. Nubyjas Wilborn | Nwilborn@al.com, al, 6 June 2022 Josh Donaldson has been here before this year, mistaking a long fly ball for a home run at Yankee Stadium. Pete Caldera, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2022 As Rangani and the Van Wyhe family recounted Tuesday night and sorted through their emotions during Wednesday’s fourth inning, Yankees DH Jose Trevino cracked a long fly ball toward the left field bleachers. Dallas News, 5 Oct. 2022 McClanahan then struck out Pena before retiring Alvarez on a long fly ball for the third out. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 1 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly ball was in 1865

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“Fly ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20ball. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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