noun, plural fungoes. Baseball.
(in practice sessions) a ball tossed into the air by the batter and struck as it comes down.
a batted ball, especially a fly ball, hit in this manner.
Also called fungo bat. a bat used in hitting fungoes, being lighter, longer, and narrower than an ordinary baseball bat.

1865–70, Americanism; of obscure origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

1867, baseball slang, perhaps from dial. fonge "catch," a relic of O.E. fon "seize" (see fang), or possibly from the Ger. cognate fangen. Not in OED 2nd ed. (1989).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Quite a few bats, including even a fungo bat used for practice.
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