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called strike

noun, Baseball.
a pitch not swung at by a batter but ruled a strike by the umpire.
Origin of called strike
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Believing this was the program, Newbert whipped over a beautiful straight ball for a called strike.

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