or bean ball
[ been-bawl ]
/ ˈbinˌbɔl /
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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
Words nearby beanball
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How to use beanball in a sentence
Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin