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

  1. The left fielder made a shoestring catch.

First Known Use of shoestring catch

1926

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

SHOESTRING CATCH Defined for English Language Learners

shoestring catch

Definition of shoestring catch for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about shoestring catch


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shoestring catch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a figure representing a hated person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!