fly ball

noun

Definition of fly ball

Examples of fly ball in a Sentence

He hit a long fly ball to left field.
Recent Examples on the Web Martin Maldonado, the next batter, nearly added on, but his deep fly ball to right was caught at the wall to end the rally. Matt Young, Chron, 8 Oct. 2021 Rays slugger Nelson Cruz hit one of those catwalks Thursday with a fly ball, prompting everybody watching to furiously look up the stadium’s complicated ground rules. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 And Crawford, 34, a slick fielder, has transformed a swing that netted too many groundouts in 2019 and 2020 into one that is producing the highest fly ball and home run rates of his career. James Wagner, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2021 But one was an infield hit and the other a misjudged fly ball. BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2021 Baltimore used a walk, a single and a fly ball by Cedric Mullins to tie it in the third. David Ginsburg, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 Norseman pitcher Abigail Hunter, however, coaxed a pop up and a fly ball to end the threat. Lewis Bagley, The Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2021 Frank returned Jeff Costello and Max Viera -- the Huskies leadoff and two-hole hitters -- on one pitch each, coaxing a fly ball and ground ball out to escape the inning. Bob Holt, Arkansas Online, 6 June 2021 Nolan Coil came on and finished with two groundouts and a fly ball to left field. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of fly ball

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly ball was in 1865

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12 Oct 2021

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“Fly ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20ball. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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fly ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fly ball

: a baseball that is hit high into the air

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