fastball

[ fast-bawl, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˌbɔl, ˈfɑst- /

noun Baseball.

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

Nearby words

  1. fast-moving,
  2. fast-talk,
  3. fast-track,
  4. fast-twitch,
  5. fastback,
  6. fasten,
  7. fastener,
  8. fastening,
  9. faster,
  10. fastidious

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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