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fadeaway

[feyd-uh-wey] /ˈfeɪd əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of fading away.
2.
Baseball. screwball (def 2).
3.
Baseball. a slide made by a base runner to one side of the base, with one leg bent and stretched back to catch hold of the base.
4.
Basketball. a jump shot made while the player is falling away from the basket.
Origin of fadeaway
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase fade away
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fadeaway

noun

A pitch that moves away from the batter so that he would have to reach out for it

[1908+ Baseball; identified esp with the pitcher Christy Mathewson]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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