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: of, relating to, or being a baseball game or a part of a game in which a pitcher allows the opposition no base hits


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no-hit; no-hitting; no-hits

transitive verb

: to give up no base hits to
no-hit them for five innings

Examples of no-hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Washington was no-hit for the first time in its 19 seasons since the franchise moved from Montreal. Dan Gelston, Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 Thus inspired, the Guardians went out and were no-hit by Houston’s Framber Valdez at Minute Maid Park. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 Skaggs’ mother threw out the first pitch and journeyman pitchers Taylor Cole and Félix Peña no-hit the Mariners. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 And against a struggling Reid Detmers, the series prior vs. the Angels, Texas was nearly no-hit. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2023 The Expos were last no-hit when the Yankees’ David Cone threw a perfect game on July 18, 1999. Dan Gelston, Baltimore Sun, 9 Aug. 2023 Houston lefthander Framber Valdez no-hit the Guardians Tuesday — a legit honest-to-Sandy Koufax one-man no-no — and the whole thing played out in a tidy 2:06. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 4 Aug. 2023 The sweep included the G’s being no-hit by Framber Valdez on Tuesday. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2023 In 1972, the Angels traded 20-game winner Andy Messersmith and 20-home run hitter Ken McMullen to the Dodgers for future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and All-Star and no-hit wonder Bill Singer. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2023
Just three weeks earlier, on May 18, 2021, Turnbull no-hit the Mariners in Seattle — the eighth no-no in franchise history. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1898, in the meaning defined above


1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no-hit was in 1898

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“No-hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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