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fastball

[ fast-bawl, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˌbɔl, ˈfɑst- /
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noun Baseball.

a pitch thrown at or near a pitcher's maximum velocity.

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Origin of fastball

First recorded in 1910–15; fast1 + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for fastball

fastball
/ (ˈfɑːstˌbɔːl) /

noun

baseball a ball pitched at the pitcher's top speed
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