sacrifice fly

noun

Definition of sacrifice fly

  1. :  an outfield fly in baseball caught by a fielder after which a runner scores

1944

First Known Use of sacrifice fly

1944


SACRIFICE FLY Defined for English Language Learners

sacrifice fly

noun

Definition of sacrifice fly for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a fly ball that is caught by a fielder but allows a base runner to score after it is caught


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