sacrifice fly

noun
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of sacrifice fly

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

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First Known Use of sacrifice fly

1944

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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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