fungo

noun
fun·​go | \ ˈfəŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce fungo (audio) \
plural fungoes

Definition of fungo

1 : a fly ball hit especially for practice fielding by a player who tosses a ball in the air and hits it as it comes down
2 : fungo bat

Examples of fungo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Havre de Grace keeps the fungo for another year with a 6-3 win in Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference, Susquehanna Division play. Randy Mcroberts, Baltimore Sun, 21 Apr. 2022 The best fungo golfer in the group Kapler watched: the other top candidate for Opening Night, Kevin Gausman. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2021 Coaches strode the field wearing masks and carrying fungo bats. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, 4 July 2020 Slash all the electronic cables with machetes, fungo-bat the monitors to smithereens. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 27 Feb. 2020 First-base coach Daryl Boston has been working Palka with fungo drills. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 23 May 2018 While the Angels took infield before the Texas finale Wednesday, Ohtani stood by the cage with a bat in his hand waiting for BP near where Scioscia was hitting fungo to some infielders. Stephen Hawkins, chicagotribune.com, 12 Apr. 2018 And dad liked to take us to Lincoln Park and hit fungos to my twin brother, Javier, and me. John Hickey, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2017 Since then, his only baseball activity has been hitting one-handed fungos to teammates in ground ball practice. Nick Groke, The Denver Post, 10 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of fungo

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fungo

origin unknown

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The first known use of fungo was circa 1867

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“Fungo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungo. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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