grounder

noun
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 In the eighth, Jake Dukart hit a leadoff double and Jacob Melton drove him in with a grounder to shortstop. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Oregon State suffers 5-2 loss to Gonzaga Bulldogs as bats go cold, late rally falls short," 7 Apr. 2021 First baseman Yuri Gurriel made a diving stop on a sharp grounder by Jared Walsh but his throw home was wide, allowing Ohtani to score and put the Angels on top for the first time all night. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "Trout homers, Angels rally in 8th to hand Astros 1st loss," 6 Apr. 2021 First baseman Yuri Gurriel made a diving stop on a sharp grounder by Jared Walsh but his throw home was wide, allowing Ohtani to score and put the Angels on top for the first time all night. Joe Reedy, Chron, "Angels rally in 8th inning to hand Astros first loss of season," 6 Apr. 2021 Yelich started by singling against the shift and then with one out, Shaw reached when Andrelton Simmons clanked Miguel Sano's throw from first on what should have been a double-play grounder. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10 innings): Team welcomes fans back with a rousing opening-day victory," 1 Apr. 2021 Peralta doubled and scored from third when second baseman Tony Kemp threw home on Eduardo Escobar’s grounder. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "A’s bats quiet early in 4-3 loss to Diamondbacks," 17 Aug. 2020 Sliders are the only pitch type that generates league average or higher pop up (11%) and grounder (38%) rates. Tony Blengino, Forbes, "Yankees’ Gerrit Cole, Nationals’ Max Scherzer Threw MLB’s Best Sliders In 2020," 4 Mar. 2021 Rodon sawed off Tyler Naquin, getting the left fielder to hit a grounder back to the mound to begin the fourth inning Thursday. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, "Dylan Cease, Carlos Rodon and Reynaldo Lopez are competing for the 4th and 5th spots in the Chicago White Sox rotation. Here’s how they’ve looked so far.," 14 Mar. 2021 Mancini tried to get a force-out at second base on a grounder to first with the bases loaded in the first inning, but his throw was low and hit the runner for an error. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles’ Trey Mancini gets standing ovation, singles in first at-bat in return from colon cancer," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of grounder

1860, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Grounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grounder. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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