sacrifice bunt


variants or less commonly sacrifice hit
plural sacrifice bunts also sacrifice hits
: a bunt in baseball that allows a runner to advance one base while the batter is put out

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sobey brought Corbin Gunter home with a sacrifice bunt in the third inning for an 8-0 lead. Luke Lawhorn, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Mar. 2023 But the Comets failed to get a run in the fourth after a sacrifice bunt attempt failed. Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun, 23 Mar. 2023 The other two runs came on a sequence that went single-single-sacrifice bunt-single in the fifth. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 23 Mar. 2023 Hoover’s MC Detwiler’s sacrifice bunt in the top of the sixth broke a 4-all tie. al, 20 Feb. 2023 Prior to Gonzalez’s at-bat, when there were runners on first and second with no outs, Arizona’s Jay Bell had laid a sacrifice bunt that Rivera fielded and threw to third base. Christian Red, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sacrifice bunt was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Sacrifice bunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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