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misplay

[n. mis-pley, mis-pley; v. mis-pley] /n. mɪsˈpleɪ, ˈmɪsˌpleɪ; v. mɪsˈpleɪ/
noun
1.
a wrong or bad play.
2.
a play prohibited by the rules.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make an error or incorrect play on or with; play wrongly:
The catcher misplayed the ball, allowing the base runner to score.
4.
to make a play on or with (a card, chess piece, etc.) prohibited by the rules.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; mis-1 + play
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  • With another left fielder, the misplay might not have been so glaring.
British Dictionary definitions for misplay

misplay

/ˌmɪsˈpleɪ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to play badly or wrongly in games or sports: the batsman misplayed the ball
noun
2.
a wrong or unskilful play
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Word Origin and History for misplay
n.

1889 in baseball context, from mis- (1) + play (n.). As a verb from 1824 (originally in music; 1842 in games). Related: Misplayed; misplaying.

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