warning track


: a usually dirt or cinder strip around the outside edge of a baseball outfield to warn a fielder when running to make a catch that the fence is near

called also warning path

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Civale retired Harrison on a drive to the warning track in right. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2022 Max Muncy hit the ball high and deep to the warning track in right field. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 Yasmani Grandal flied out to the warning track in center and Abreu tagged up and raced for second. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2022 Five innings earlier, Votto sent a 93-mph fastball to the warning track in left field where Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil made the catch one step in front of the wall. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 10 Aug. 2022 Went 0 for 2, though his second out was to the warning track in center, as well. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 In the bottom of the sixth, Marte flied out to the warning track in right field before Alek Thomas doubled into the left field corner for his second hit of the game and seventh hit in 16 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A Reno on May 8. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2022 Martinez doubled in the second, flied out to the warning track in right field in the fourth, and struck out in his final two at-bats. Ian Harrison, Hartford Courant, 25 Apr. 2022 That nine other players have homered and the best Judge has done is send a fly ball to the warning track on Thursday night wasn’t expected. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of warning track was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Warning track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warning%20track. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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