fair ball

fair ball
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair bawl]
    • /fɛər bɔl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair bawl]
    • /fɛər bɔl/

Definitions of fair ball words

  • noun fair ball a batted ball that both lands and settles within the foul lines in the infield, or that is within the foul lines when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that first lands within the foul lines of the outfield or would if it were not caught or deflected. 1
  • noun fair ball a fly1 (sense 25) or , line drive that is caught or touched on the fly in fair territory or lands on or inside either foul line in the outfield, or a grounder that is touched in fair territory, comes to a stop in the infield, or hits first or third base or passes either of them in fair territory: a fly that hits either of the foul poles or that sails between them as it leaves the playing field is also a fair ball 0
  • noun fair ball (baseball, softball) A ball which has been hit between the first base and third base lines. 0

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Origin of fair ball

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Fair ball


fair ball popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fair ball usage trend in Literature

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