fly ball

noun Baseball.
a ball that is batted up into the air.
Also called fly.
Compare ground ball.


Origin:
1860–65, Americanism

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Example sentences
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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