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[fast-bawl, fahst-]
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noun Baseball.
  1. 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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  1. baseball a ball pitched at the pitcher's top speed
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