misthrow

noun
mis·​throw | \ ˈmis-ˌthrō How to pronounce misthrow (audio) \
plural misthrows

Definition of misthrow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an instance of throwing something wrongly or inaccurately … had a bunt single and advanced to second on a misthrow to the pitcher.— Travis Sherer

misthrow

verb
mis·​throw | \ ˌmis-ˈthrō How to pronounce misthrow (audio) \
misthrew\ ˌmis-​ˈthrü How to pronounce misthrow (audio) \; misthrown\ ˌmis-​ˈthrōn How to pronounce misthrow (audio) \; misthrowing

Definition of misthrow (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

: to throw (something) wrongly or inaccurately badly misthrew the pitch … Marshall either ran the wrong route or Henne misthrew and the ball was intercepted.— Dave Hyde

First Known Use of misthrow

Noun

1865, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Misthrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misthrow. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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