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

Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web Hurt replaced Lynn to start the eighth inning and retired the heart of the Padres order — Tatis on a fly ball to center, Soto on a grounder to shortstop and Machado on a grounder to third. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 Gipson-Long worked a scoreless fifth, with an inning-ending double-play grounder to third from Colas wiping the runner who reached on Lipcius’ throwing error. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2023 Trailing by one, Yasmani Grandal hit a grounder with a 102.4 exit velocity back up the middle. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 In the fourth, Eduardo Escobar made a diving stop of a hard grounder by Myles Straw before throwing out the speedy center fielder at first. Joe Noga, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2023 Facing the heart of the order, Milner got Juan Soto and Machado to pop out before inducing a weak inning-ending grounder from Xander Bogaerts. Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2023 Left-handed hitting Max Kepler reached out and rolled over it for a double-play grounder. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2023 Intentionally walking rookie Parker Meadows set up a double play opportunity, and the Yankees tried to turn it on Short's grounder back to the pitcher. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 31 Aug. 2023 George Springer sent a hard grounder down the third base line with Guerrero headed to second. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grounder was in 1860

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“Grounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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