nub·​ber ˈnə-bər How to pronounce nubber (audio)
: 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,, 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, 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, 31 May 2017

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Word History


probably from nub + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nubber was in 1937

Dictionary Entries Near nubber

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“Nubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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