ground·​er | \ ˈgrau̇n-dər How to pronounce grounder (audio) \

Definition of grounder

Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web Tampa Bay extended its lead to 2-0 in the eighth when Walls singled off Angels reliever Ryan Tepera, stole second, took third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Diaz’s RBI grounder to shortstop. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 In the fourth, Cabrera picked up his team's first hit with a single on a sharp grounder. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2022 With the bases loaded, López got a grounder from Brandon Lowe (Maryland) for a fielder’s choice at home, but Francisco Mejía was able to get a changeup airborne for a game-winning sacrifice fly. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 9 Apr. 2022 The Australian right-hander then got an infield grounder, a foul pop-up and a strikeout to end the inning without further damage. Creg Stephenson |, al, 6 Mar. 2022 His grounder rate was also over a full standard deviation above average. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Cain got a sharp grounder past Holder in his third at-bat for an RBI single. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2021 Adam Morgan entered with the bases loaded and got a strikeout and double-play grounder. Rob Maaddi,, 5 Aug. 2020 Varsho hit a routine grounder to Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux, and Lux turned the short throw to first into a two-run error. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grounder

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grounder was in 1860

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16 May 2022

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“Grounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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