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double play

noun, Baseball.
a play in which two putouts are made.
Origin of double play
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for double play
  • Neither gang is aware of his double play, and each thinks it is using him, but the stranger will outwit them both.
  • If an infielder purposely drops a soft fly ball, it can easily result in a double play or triple play.
British Dictionary definitions for double play

double play

(baseball) a play in which two runners are put out
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