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pop fly

noun, Baseball.
a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
Also called pop-up.
Origin of pop fly
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But this chance went glimmering a few seconds later when a pop-fly was gathered in with ease by the Hixley pitcher.

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