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perfect game

a baseball game in which the same player pitches throughout the full game without allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base by a base hit, base on balls, error, or any other means.
Compare no-hitter.
a game in bowling of 12 consecutive strikes.
Origin of perfect game
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Finally, this is the perfect game for the age of austerity.
  • The successful replay system for tennis can surely work in baseball, and prevent future perfect game disasters.
  • It is a perfect game for people of all ages and all skill levels.
  • The fact that somebody would pitch a perfect game at any level of baseball is amazing.
British Dictionary definitions for perfect game

perfect game

(baseball) a game in which no batter on the opposing team reaches first base
(tenpin bowling) a game in which a bowler scores twelve consecutive strikes
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