- the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.
- the player who bats in this position.
Origin of cleanup
Examples from the Web for cleanup
The cleanup has cost $1 billion so far, and continues today.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike game day, there are no accidents or “puppy fouls” on the field today and cleanup time is minimal.
Lottie finally came to the door, and McCauley saw the cleanup in progress.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus far, BP has paid $14 billion in cleanup costs and $11 billion in claims.Three Years After Gulf Oil Spill, Money Continues to Flow to Region|Filipa Ioannou|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We pollute, but our feeble efforts at cleanup have been largely unsuccessful.Beware at the Beach, the Jellyfish Rule the Seas and It’s Our Fault|Lisa-ann Gershwin|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A forty thousand cleanup, Jack, just for a bit of judicious nerve!An Oregon Girl|Alfred Ernest Rice
We could have made a cleanup and gone into Central with a record that would make their eyes pop out.You Too Can Be A Millionaire|Noel Miller Loomis
I believe that I will go out tomorrow and go to town and phone Father that he had better make a cleanup here at the camp.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves|Claude A. Labelle
These were merely a set-off, I presume, to the chunks of gold he showed us (the size of a fist), each being a week's "cleanup."Overland Tales|Josephine Clifford
His cleanup finished, Frosty sat down with his tail curled behind him and stared at the youth with unreadable feline eyes.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard