cut fastball

[ kuht-fast-bawl ]

  1. 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.

Origin of cut fastball

First recorded in 1975–80

Words Nearby cut fastball Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023