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bean ball

noun Baseball.
  1. a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter.
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Origin of bean ball

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin