fungo bat

noun

Definition of fungo bat

: a long thin bat used for hitting fungoes

Examples of fungo bat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kris Kemp of Covina asks: Could a player use a fungo bat in a game? Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: How does Dave Roberts compare to other NL managers?," 29 Aug. 2019 Another coach would flip a baseball to Ebel, who would smash it with a fungo bat toward Trout. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "The Star That Still Won't Shine: The Incredible, Unprecedented but Unseen Greatness of Mike Trout," 12 July 2018 Andrus started taking groundballs on last week's road trip, and he's started to swing a fungo bat Tuesday. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers' Elvis Andrus expects to return as soon as possible — June 12 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 Old baseball coaches carrying fungo bats chatted amicably with fans while a group of Arizona players — either finished for the day or between workouts — casually milled about in support of their teammates. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Zack Greinke: 'Every year, I get nervous that it's not working good enough'," 8 Mar. 2018 Old baseball coaches carrying fungo bats chatted amicably with fans while a group of Arizona players - either finished for the day or between workouts - casually milled about in support of their teammates. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "Zack Greinke: 'Every year, I get nervous that it's not working good enough'," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fungo bat

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Fungo bat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungo%20bat. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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