line drive

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of line drive

: a batted baseball hit in a nearly straight line usually not far above the ground

Examples of line drive in a Sentence

  1. He hit a hard line drive to the shortstop.

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First Known Use of line drive

1903

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  • baseball : a ball that is hit by the batter and goes in a nearly straight line not far above the ground


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