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brushback

[ bruhsh-bak ]
/ ˈbrʌʃˌbæk /
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noun Baseball.
a fastball thrown high and inside to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate.
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Origin of brushback

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