fly ball

fly ball
noun
(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
Syn: ↑fly
Derivationally related forms: ↑fly (for: ↑fly)
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑hit, ↑hitting, ↑striking
Hyponyms:
blast, ↑pop fly, ↑pop-fly, ↑pop-up, ↑liner, ↑line drive, ↑flare, ↑Texas leaguer

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a ball hit in baseball into the air at least high enough to be caught by a fielder before touching the ground — compare grounder

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Baseball.
a ball that is batted up into the air. Also called fly. Cf. ground ball.
[1860-65, Amer.]

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fly ball noun (baseball)
A ball hit high into the air
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Main Entry:fly

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fly ball,
Baseball. = fly. (Cf.fly)

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n. Baseball a ball batted high into the air

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noun, pl ⋯ balls [count]
baseball : a baseball that is hit high into the air

He hit a long fly ball to left field.

— compare ground ball

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ˈfly ball 7 [fly ball] noun
(in baseball) a ball that is hit high into the air

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fly ball — fly ,ball noun count a ball hit high into the air in baseball …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • fly ball — n. FLY1 (n. 8) …   English World dictionary

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