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noun Baseball.
a pitched ball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usually near the catcher, ruled a strike if the catcher catches it before it hits the ground, otherwise ruled an ordinary foul ball.
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Origin of foul tip

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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