a pitch with a downward spin that causes the ball to drop and veer as it approaches home plate, away from the side from which it was thrown: He started perfecting his curveball during his junior year in high school.
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How to use curveball in a sentence
And then, just like that, Price throws a curve-ball: “Pour on your liquid stockings.”
Similarly, the symbolically significant date of November 29 adds a second curve ball.
Jonathan called Kearns two weeks later but threw her a curve ball.
Barbie Latza Nadeau on the jubilant news for the Knox family—and the judge's shocking curve ball.
I want you to take a picture of my curve ball, answered Joe.Baseball Joe on the Giants | Lester Chadwick
Lisud saw-un ang búla nga naglikuy, It is hard to catch a curve ball.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
He decided to use a high curve ball over the plate and let Prince hit, trusting to luck and the players behind him.The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey
I met Dick Talbot this morning and he promised to come over and take a film of my curve ball in a day or two.Baseball Joe on the Giants | Lester Chadwick
I pitched a curve ball that was meant for the outside corner, but cut the plate better than I intended.Pitching in a Pinch | Christy Mathewson
British Dictionary definitions for curve ball
baseball a ball pitched in a curving path so as to make it more difficult to hit
informal something deceptive: his wholesome image was a curve ball thrown to deceive the public
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