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cut fastball

[ kuht-fast-bawl ]
/ ˈkʌt ˌfæst bɔl /
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noun Baseball.

a fast pitch similar to a slider but delivered with a flick of the wrist, which abbreviates, or cuts, the turn of the ball upon release: It doesn’t matter that he always tosses the same cut fastball because it’s always too filthy to hit.

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Also called cutter.

Origin of cut fastball

First recorded in 1975–80
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