split–fingered fastball

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noun \ˈsplit-ˈfiŋ-gərd-\

Definition of split–fingered fastball

  1. :  a fastball thrown with the ball gripped as for a forkball so that it drops rapidly as it nears the plate —called also split-finger, splitter

First Known Use of split–fingered fastball

1979


SPLIT–FINGERED FASTBALL Defined for English Language Learners

split-fingered fastball

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Definition of split–fingered fastball for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a fast pitch that drops quickly as it nears the batter


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