shoestring catch

shoestring catch
noun
(baseball) a running catch made near the ground
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑catch, ↑grab, ↑snatch, ↑snap

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noun
: a catch (as in baseball) made while running and with the hands held close to the ground

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Baseball, Football.
a catch of a ball on the fly, made close to the ground while running.
[1925-30, Amer.]

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shoestring catch,
Baseball. a catch made close to the ground while running: »

[He] missed an attempt for a shoestring catch and the ball rolled to the bullpen (New York Times).

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noun, pl ⋯ catches [count]
baseball : a catch made when the ball is just above the ground

The left fielder made a shoestring catch.


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  • shoestring catch — {n.} A catch of a hit baseball just before it hits the ground. * /The left fielder made a shoestring catch of a line drive to end the inning./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoestring\ catch — noun A catch of a hit baseball just before it hits the ground. The left fielder made a shoestring catch of a line drive to end the inning …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoestring catch — noun A fielding play, typically made by an outfielder, who catches a ball near his shoes, often after a long run. Jones races in... and makes a fine shoestring catch in shallow center …   Wiktionary

  • shoestring catch — noun Date: 1926 a catch (as in baseball) made very close to the feet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoestring catch — Baseball, Football. a catch of a ball on the fly, made close to the ground while running. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • shoestring — [sho͞ostriŋ΄] n. 1. SHOELACE ☆ 2. a small or barely adequate amount of capital [a business started on a shoestring] adj. 1. like a shoestring; long and narrow ☆ 2. of, operating on, or characterized by a small amount of money [a shoestring budget …   English World dictionary

  • catch — See: EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM, FAIR CATCH, SHOESTRING CATCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch — See: EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM, FAIR CATCH, SHOESTRING CATCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoe-string\ catch — noun A catch of a hit baseball just before it hits the ground. The left fielder made a shoestring catch of a line drive to end the inning …   Словарь американских идиом

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