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beanball

or bean ball

[ been-bawl ]
/ ˈbinˌbɔl /
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noun Baseball.
a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter.
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Origin of beanball

First recorded in 1900–05
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How to use beanball in a sentence

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

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