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grounder

[groun-der] /ˈgraʊn dər/
noun, Baseball.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; ground1 + -er1
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Examples for grounder
  • It is as much a part of the game as a grounder taking a bad hop.
  • Hitting high or low will determine if the ball is a grounder or a fly ball.
  • You're playing shortstop and the batter hits a grounder to you.
Word Origin and History for grounder
n.

"one who establishes," c.1400, agent noun from ground (v.). Baseball sense attested by 1867; earlier in cricket.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for grounder

grounder

noun
  1. A cigarette butt (1930+ Hoboes)
  2. A batted baseball that rolls along the ground (1861+ Baseball)
  3. A homicide case that be easily and quickly solved: decided to hand Kennedy the 23rd Street jumper, which he thought was a grounder (1980s+ Police)

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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