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foul tip

noun, Baseball.
a pitched ball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usually near the catcher, ruled a strike if the catcher catches it before it hits the ground, otherwise ruled an ordinary foul ball.
Origin of foul tip
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A foul tip caught, another wide one haughtily ignored, a strike.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • Kipper whiffed three times without making as 313 much as a foul tip.

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

    Burt L. Standish

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