no-hit·​ter ˌnō-ˈhi-tər How to pronounce no-hitter (audio)
: a no-hit game in baseball

Examples of no-hitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leiter is the son of former major-league pitcher Al Leiter, who earned two All-Star selections, threw a no-hitter and won three World Series titles over a 19-year MLB career. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 The left-hander has thrown three no-hitters this season and will take on Chino Hills. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 In his more than two decades of writing about the world of sports, he’s chronicled everything from high school rodeo to a major league baseball no-hitter to the Super Bowl to the Finals. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 15 May 2024 Henry Harding, Palo Alto baseball: Harding pitched a no-hitter and struck out eight batters in a 3-0 win over Wilcox. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 Maranatha 4, Royal 0: Zach Strickland threw a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts in Maranatha’s Division 2 opener. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Eight days later, in his first home start for the Phillies, Lorenzen threw the 14th no-hitter in franchise history. Brian Robin, Orange County Register, 18 Apr. 2024 The 18-year-old becomes the seventh NHL rookie to reach the 100-point mark. 2010 — Ubaldo Jimenez pitches the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies’ 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory. 2011 — Jimmie Johnson wins the Aaron’s 499, edging Clint Bowyer by about a foot. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2024 Bobby Morgan preserved Erskine's no-hitter against the Cubs with two brilliant fielding plays at third base. CBS News, 16 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of no-hitter was in 1911

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“No-hitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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: a baseball game in which a pitcher allows the opposition no base hits
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