brushback

[bruhsh-bak]

noun Baseball.

a fastball thrown high and inside to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate.

Nearby words

  1. brush-footed butterfly,
  2. brush-off,
  3. brush-on,
  4. brush-tailed phalanger,
  5. brush-tailed possum,
  6. brushed,
  7. brushfire,
  8. brushland,
  9. brushless,
  10. brushmark

Origin of brushback

First recorded in 1950–55; noun use of verb phrase brush back

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