force play

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  1. a defensive play in which the fielder holding the ball can make a putout by stepping on, or otherwise touching, the base that a runner is heading toward, having been forced to advance to that base because of a batter’s base hit.

Origin of force play

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

Words Nearby force play Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023