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ground ball

noun, Baseball.
a batted ball that rolls or bounces along the ground.
Also called grounder.
Compare fly ball.
Origin of ground ball
1830-40, in cricket; 1855-60, Americanism in baseball use Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sit back on your heels for one play, and what was supposed to be a routine ground ball suddenly becomes a stand-up double.

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