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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast-bawl, fahst-]
    • /ˈfæstˌbɔl, ˈfɑst-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast-bawl, fahst-]
    • /ˈfæstˌbɔl, ˈfɑst-/

Definitions of fastball word

  • noun fastball a pitch thrown at or near a pitcher's maximum velocity. 1
  • noun fastball A baseball pitch thrown at or near a pitcher’s maximum speed. 1
  • countable noun fastball In baseball, a fastball is a ball that is pitched very fast. 0
  • noun fastball a ball pitched at the pitcher's top speed 0
  • noun fastball a pitch thrown with great velocity in a relatively straight line 0
  • noun fastball (baseball) Any of the variations of high speed pitches thrown in baseball. 0

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Origin of fastball

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15; fast1 + ball1

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Parts of speech for Fastball


fastball popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fastball usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fastball

noun fastball

  • stove — one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
  • oven — a chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting, heating, drying, etc.
  • furnace — a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.
  • pistol — a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
  • radiator — a person or thing that radiates.

Top questions with fastball

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  • who has the fastest fastball in mlb?
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