batting average


noun

Baseball. a measure of the batting ability of a player, obtained by dividing the number of base hits by the number of official times at bat and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A player with 100 base hits in 300 times at bat has a batting average of 0.333.
Informal. a degree of achievement or accomplishment in any activity.

Nearby words

  1. battery jar,
  2. battery, the,
  3. batticaloa,
  4. battik,
  5. batting,
  6. batting eye,
  7. batting order,
  8. battle,
  9. battle clasp,
  10. battle creek

Origin of batting average

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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