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forkball

or fork ball

[ fawrk-bawl ]
/ ˈfɔrkˌbɔl /
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noun Baseball.

a pitch thrown with the ball held deeply between the index and middle fingers, so that those fingers resemble a two-tined fork, causing the ball to dip sharply as it nears home plate: Toward the end of his career, he developed a wicked forkball.

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Origin of forkball

First recorded in 1915–20; fork + ball1
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