bean ball

noun Baseball.

a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter.

Origin of bean ball

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beanball

  • Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin