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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
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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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