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one old cat

[wuhn-uh kat] /ˈwʌn ə ˌkæt/
noun, Games.
a form of baseball in which there is a home plate and one other base, and in which a player remains at bat and scores runs by hitting the ball and running to the base and back without being put out.
Also, one o' cat, one-a-cat.
Origin of one old cat
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a game of "one-old-cat," the side on which I played was defeated.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers
  • In one-old-cat there were a batter, pitcher, catcher, and fielders.

    Base-Ball John M. Ward
  • There were two varieties of the game, the first called "one-old-cat," or one-cornered-cat, and the other "two-old-cat."

    Base-Ball John M. Ward

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