misplay

noun
mis·​play | \ ˈmis-ˌplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) \

Definition of misplay

: a wrong or unskillful play : error

Other Words from misplay

misplay \ ˌmis-​ˈplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) , ˈmis-​ˌplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of misplay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Usually, Coors Field is the spot that helps hitters and hurts pitchers, but Joey Bart hit one of the longest blasts of the night Tuesday and the San Francisco Giants catcher wound up at third - because of a misplay. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2022 Raimel Tapia hit an inside-the-park grand slam after a misplay by Boston Red Sox center fielder Jarren Duran and the Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game, rolling to a 28-5 win Friday night at Fenway Park. Aaron Bracy, Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2022 After a defensive misplay kept the door open a crack Saturday night, the Red Sox slammed it open to for a 6-5 ,10-inning win over the Bombers at Fenway Park. Kristie Ackert, Hartford Courant, 9 July 2022 Tapia hit an inside-the-park grand slam after a misplay by Boston center fielder Jarren Duran and the Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game, rolling past the Red Sox 28-5 on Friday night. Kyle Hightower, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2022 Every Gavin Lux misplay seems to lead to a bunch of unearned runs. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 While Nevin’s misplay in the second helped the Royals get on the board, his RBI single in the fifth made up for it, plating Urías and creating enough of a cushion for the bullpen to close out. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 9 May 2022 In the bottom half, Garcia made up for the misplay with a drive over the left-field fence to tie it. Lary Bump, Chron, 26 Apr. 2022 In the second frame, Rodriguez worked around a fielding error by shortstop Willi Castro and a misplay in center by Greene, which allowed Justin Williams' hit to drop in for a single. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of misplay

1867, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Sep 2022

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“Misplay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misplay. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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