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soupbone

[soop-bohn] /ˈsupˌboʊn/
noun
1.
a bone used for making soup or broth.
2.
Baseball Slang. a pitcher's throwing arm.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; soup + bone
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soupbone

noun

A pitcher's pitching arm

[1930+ Baseball; probably fr the notion that soup represents one's sustenance; found by 1910 as ''the pitcher'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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