shoestring catch

noun

Definition of shoestring catch 

: a catch (as in baseball) made very close to the feet

Examples of shoestring catch in a Sentence

The left fielder made a shoestring catch.

First Known Use of shoestring catch

1926, in the meaning defined above

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shoestring catch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shoestring catch

baseball : a catch made when the ball is just above the ground

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