nubber

noun
nub·​ber | \ ˈnə-bər How to pronounce nubber (audio) \

Definition of nubber

baseball
: a weakly hit ground ball a little nubber down the third base line

Examples of nubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Raffy Lopez hit a little nubber in front of the plate. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Castillo collapses in the fifth as Cincinnati Reds fall to Padres 6-3 to end trip 3-6," 3 June 2018 Moore had a 12-34 ERA in three previous starts at Coors Field, and so there was no mistaking the omen when Charlie Blackmon led off the first inning with a nubber and ended up on second base when Posey tried an unsuccessful Skee-ball toss to first. Andrew Baggarly, The Mercury News, "Giants lose Posey and Nuñez, waste eight-run comeback and fall 16 1/2 games behind Rockies in NL West," 15 June 2017 Paxton allowed just one hit in the first five innings, a Tony Wolters infield nubber in the third. Nick Groke, The Denver Post, "Rockies felled by the Big Maple, James Paxton, to match a season-high losing skid," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of nubber

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nubber

probably from nub + -er entry 2

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“Nubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nubber. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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