force-play

force play

noun Baseball.
a situation in which a base runner is forced to advance to a base or to home plate as a result of the batter becoming a base runner or to make room for another base runner.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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force play

noun
a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force" [syn: force out
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