sacrifice bunt

noun
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, SI.com, 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, OrlandoSentinel.com, 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). SI.com, 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sacrifice bunt

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Sacrifice bunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacrifice%20bunt. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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sacrifice bunt

noun

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

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