[fast-bawl, fahst-]
noun Baseball.
a pitch thrown at or near a pitcher's maximum velocity.

1910–15; fast1 + ball1 Unabridged
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fastball (ˈfɑːstˌbɔːl)
baseball a ball pitched at the pitcher's top speed

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Example sentences
His fastball is considered to be among the best in baseball history.
The pitcher throws a fastball, and the batter swings and misses.
Imagine giving a baseball team the exclusive right to use the split-fingered
  fastball or the curve ball.
With that pitch, it's a fastball out of my hand and they have to commit.
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