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  1. an act or instance of fading away.
  2. Baseball. screwball(def 2).
  3. Baseball. a slide made by a base runner to one side of the base, with one leg bent and stretched back to catch hold of the base.
  4. Basketball. a jump shot made while the player is falling away from the basket.
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Origin of fadeaway

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase fade away
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fadeaway

Historical Examples of fadeaway

  • Joe calmed himself by an effort, and then sent in his fadeaway.

    Baseball Joe in the Big League

    Lester Chadwick

  • Then, on the third, he had cut loose that mighty “fadeaway” of his.

  • This time Jim resorted to a fadeaway that Garrity swung at with all his might.

  • That fadeaway of his was zipping along six inches under their bats.

  • If I were to give it a name at all, I’d call it a ‘fadeaway.