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forkball

[fawrk-bawl] /ˈfɔrkˌbɔl/
noun, Baseball.
1.
a pitch thrown with the ball inserted between the index and middle fingers, causing it to dip sharply near home plate.
Origin
fork + ball1
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forkball

noun
  1. A pitch thrown from a forklike finger grip that drops sharply as it comes to the plate
  2. (also forked ball) A spitball; spitter (1920s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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