pop fly


: a high fly ball in baseball

Example Sentences

He hit a high pop fly to the second baseman.
Recent Examples on the Web The Diamondbacks allowed a seemingly catchable pop fly to drop in shallow center in the first, leading to a run. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 15 Apr. 2022 Christian Yelich's bobble on a shallow pop fly in the top of the 10th inning that helped send the Brewers to a 6-5 defeat in 11 innings was something of a microcosm of the team's play over what is now an extended period of time. Curt Hogg, Journal Sentinel, 20 Aug. 2022 Hitting fly balls at a career-high rate, the Crawford Boxes in Houston, by comparison, should seem like just a short pop fly away for Mancini. USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 The routine pop fly caught in foul territory, the whip-fast double play turned by the infield, the sly revelation by Crash of what pitch is coming, the simmering impatience of a minor league manager trying to corral a bunch of kids. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 30 July 2022 Turned out to be a pop fly to the second baseman for an easy out. Demetria Gallegos, WSJ, 14 May 2022 Lee made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and was retired on a pop fly. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 2 July 2022 Walker pulled off a double by letting a pop fly drop near him in the second inning. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 4 June 2022 Zache recorded her 17th strikeout of the night before inducing a shallow pop fly to center to end the inning. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pop fly was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Pop fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20fly. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

pop fly


: a short high fly in baseball
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