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fair ball

noun, Baseball.
a batted ball that both lands and settles within the foul lines in the infield, or that is within the foul lines when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that first lands within the foul lines of the outfield or would if it were not caught or deflected.
Origin of fair ball
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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