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fly ball

noun, Baseball.
a ball that is batted up into the air.
Also called fly.
Compare ground ball.
Origin of fly ball
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fly-ball governor replaced the throttle-valve which was at first used by Watt to regulate the speed of his engines.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • Engines of the slide-valve type are usually provided either with a fly-ball throttling governor, or a shaft governor.

    Steam Engines Anonymous

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