line drive

noun Baseball.
a batted ball that travels low, fast, and straight.
Also called liner.


Origin:
1930–35

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Example sentences
Even those who prefer watching a line drive to reading a line about baseball will find these volumes worthwhile.
Key returned from being stung in the ribs by a line drive six days ago to pitch seven scoreless innings.
While he was playing third base, a line drive caught him below his left eye.
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