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fly ball

noun, Baseball.
1.
a ball that is batted up into the air.
Also called fly.
Compare ground ball.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Examples for fly ball
  • Avoid bloopers with your teammates by calling every fly ball loudly, even if you think nobody else is close by.
  • Hitting high or low will determine if the ball is a grounder or a fly ball.
  • He can gauge a fly ball in an instant, and the best of his playing is its coolness.
  • These old fielders from long experience and from constant practice could gauge a fly ball almost from the time it left the bat.

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