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strike zone

noun, Baseball.
1.
the area above home plate extending from the batter's knees to his or her shoulders.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • He didn't go after bad pitches, no matter how many pitchers tried to derail his record chase by avoiding the strike zone.
  • His bat was a machete, ripping through the strike zone as if it were cutting sugar cane.
  • For a pitcher, it's the strike zone over home plate that suddenly begins to jump around.
  • Applicants must have helmets for every individual in the strike zone.
  • Small jigs stay in the crappie's strike zone longer than large jigs.
  • Powerful storm systems have the ability to travel far from the initial strike zone.
  • Hurricanes and tropical storms are powerful systems that have the ability to travel far from the initial strike zone.
  • Keep the lure or bait in the strike zone as long as possible, since they won't spend a whole lot of energy chasing their food.
  • Batter receives one additional pitch if the last pitch is not in the strike zone.
  • However, baits must stay near the bottom to be in the strike zone.

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