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line drive

noun, Baseball.
a batted ball that travels low, fast, and straight.
Also called liner.
Origin of line drive
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The third batter hit the ball with fierceness, but Jack took it for a line drive, and that inning was over.

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