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grounder

[groun-der]
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noun Baseball.
  1. ground ball.
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Origin of grounder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; ground1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for grounder

Historical Examples

  • Barrett went out on a grounder to Mornier, Jackwell taking second.

    Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team

    Lester Chadwick

  • Grimm made Burkett hit a grounder to first that was an easy out.

  • Pender got to first, when Larry was slow in fielding his grounder.

  • This tool may be used as a grounder when the wood is slightly hollow, or liable to tear up under the flat grounder.

    Wood-Carving

    George Jack

  • "Fly" and "grounder" to her were simply undistinguishable terms of a barbaric technical jargon.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy


Word Origin and History for grounder

n.

"one who establishes," c.1400, agent noun from ground (v.). Baseball sense attested by 1867; earlier in cricket.

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