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bean ball

noun, Baseball.
a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter.
Origin of bean ball
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
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A baseball pitch that hits or nearly hits the batter's head and is sometimes used to intimidate the batter: Mr Bender places much reliance on the bean ball (1900+)

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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