shoestring catch


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.
Recent Examples on the Web Betts charged on the ball and made a shoestring catch, then came up firing as Herrera tagged and tried to score. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2022 There was the shoestring catch Betts made on a sinking line drive by Dansby Swanson in Game 5 with the Dodgers down, three games to one. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2021 But Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe raced to the warning track in front of the Sox bullpen and, with his back to the plate, made a backhanded, shoestring catch to rob Arozarena of extra bases., 12 Oct. 2021 Gebbia then took over, and Musgrave was able to keep this drive afloat on third-and-10 with a shoestring catch for 20 yards. oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2021 Cordero had three hits, made a shoestring catch to end a Tigers threat and then brought home the game-winning run in the eighth with the help of Detroit’s fourth error. Jimmy Golen,, 6 May 2021 Hernández made an impressive shoestring catch in front of the Red Sox bullpen on a ball that appeared to take a hard right, while Gonzalez made a brilliant glove-hand flip to Arroyo on an eighth-inning grounder to initiate a 6-4-3 double play., 25 Apr. 2021 Smith got the next two batters, including a Kyleigh Waugh, who scorched a ball to left, only to have left fielder Eva Alkins make a shoestring catch. Randy Mcroberts,, 20 Mar. 2021 In Game 5, Betts made a shoestring catch that resulted in a game-changing, inning-ending double play. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shoestring catch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shoestring catch

1926, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About shoestring catch

Time Traveler for shoestring catch

Time Traveler

The first known use of shoestring catch was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near shoestring catch


shoestring catch

shoestring district

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for shoestring catch

Cite this Entry

“Shoestring catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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