grounder

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

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Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web Tom Murphy reached when Brosseau couldn’t handle his grounder to the left of second. Marc Topkin, orlandosentinel.com, "Rays begin trip with 5-3 victory at Seattle," 10 Aug. 2019 If Bliss fields his soft grounder, maybe the Tigers are still alive. Sam Blum | Sblum@al.com, al.com, "Auburn’s run comes to disappointing end in winless College World Series," 19 June 2019 In the second inning, Jackie Robinson hit a hard grounder that was deflected by third baseman Andy Carey to shortstop Gil McDougald, who threw out Robinson. Time, "Pitcher Don Larsen, Who Threw Only Perfect Game in World Series History, Dies at 90," 2 Jan. 2020 In the second inning, Jackie Robinson hit a hard grounder that was deflected by third baseman Andy Carey to shortstop Gil McDougald, who threw out Robinson out. NBC News, "Don Larsen, Yankees pitcher who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90," 2 Jan. 2020 Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. BostonGlobe.com, "‘‘I mean, not really,’’ he said.," 13 Oct. 2019 Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. Kristie Rieken, The Denver Post, "Yankees crush Astros in ALCS opener," 12 Oct. 2019 Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. Kristie Rieken, chicagotribune.com, "Yankees ride Gleyber Torres’ bat and Masahiro Tanaka’s arm to a 7-0 win against the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS," 12 Oct. 2019 Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grounder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2020

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“Grounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grounder. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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