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shoestring catch

noun, Baseball, Football.
a catch of a ball on the fly, made close to the ground while running.
Origin of shoestring catch
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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shoestring catch

noun phrase

A catch made near the ground, usually by an outfielder while running, stooping, and lunging (1912+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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