foul tip


Definition of foul tip

: a pitched ball in baseball that is slightly deflected by the bat specifically : a tipped pitch legally caught by the catcher and counting as a full strike with the ball remaining in play

Examples of foul tip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later on, in the top of the ninth, Maile took a foul tip directly off the mask. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 14 July 2022 In the top of the fourth inning, Diamondbacks right fielder Jordan Luplow hit a foul tip, and Stephenson had his right hand just behind his glove. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 9 June 2022 Maile making progress Catcher Luke Maile, shaken up after taking a foul tip to the mask in the ninth inning Wednesday, was doing well after a battery of tests following the game. Joe Noga, cleveland, 14 July 2022 But Soto came back with a strikeout of Abreu on a foul tip, then got Jimenez to ground out to Báez. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2022 Francona said Hedges seemed ‘more like himself’ after taking a foul tip to the mask against Boston last week. Joe Noga, cleveland, 1 July 2022 In the bottom of the third inning on Saturday at PNC Park, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a foul tip went straight off his facemask. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 14 May 2022 Then on Thursday, a foul tip hit Stephenson’s right thumb and wiped away the momentum of his season. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 9 June 2022 After singles by the Castros, and a walk by Daz Cameron, Clase struck out Tucker Barnhart on a foul tip. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foul tip

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foul tip

foul entry 1 + tip (tap)

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The first known use of foul tip was in 1870

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8 Aug 2022

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“Foul tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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