sacrifice bunt

variants: or less commonly sacrifice hit
plural sacrifice bunts also sacrifice hits

Definition of sacrifice bunt

: a bunt in baseball that allows a runner to advance one base while the batter is put out

Examples of sacrifice bunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their win on Friday night was their first with a sacrifice fly, a sacrifice hit and no extra-base hits since 2009. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 2021 The Reds are one of three teams this year not to have a sacrifice hit. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 29 Sep. 2020 The past four World Series champions combined used fewer sacrifice hits in the postseason than did the 2014 Giants. Tom Verducci,, 23 Sep. 2019 The only Dodger position player with a sacrifice hit is Chris Taylor, who has two. Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2019 Michael stole home and Rodenbaugh followed on a sacrifice hit by Seriah Brokenborough in a three-run third inning, which put the Panthers in front 4-0. J.c. Carnahan,, 6 Apr. 2018 With power all through his lineup, Hinch doesn’t play a lot of small ball: Houston was bottom five in the league in sacrifice hits (just 11 all year)., 22 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sacrifice bunt.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sacrifice bunt

1877, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sacrifice bunt

Time Traveler for sacrifice bunt

Time Traveler

The first known use of sacrifice bunt was in 1877

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sacrifice bunt


sacrifice bunt

sacrifice fly

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sacrifice bunt

Cite this Entry

“Sacrifice bunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sacrifice bunt

sacrifice bunt


English Language Learners Definition of sacrifice bunt

: a bunt that allows a runner to go to the next base while the batter is put out


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!