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Baltimore chop

noun, Baseball.
a batted ball that takes a high bounce upon hitting the ground on or immediately in front of home plate, often enabling the batter to reach first base safely.
Origin of Baltimore chop
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Baltimore chop

noun phrase

A batted baseball that hits the plate or close in front of the plate and bounces high in the air (Late 1890s+)

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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