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fungo

[ fuhng-goh ]

noun

, Baseball.
, plural fun·goes.
  1. (in practice sessions) a ball tossed into the air by the batter and struck as it comes down.
  2. a batted ball, especially a fly ball, hit in this manner.
  3. Also called fungo bat. a bat used in hitting fungoes, being lighter, longer, and narrower than an ordinary baseball bat.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fungo1

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; of obscure origin

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Example Sentences

Youve got enough beef about you to knock the ball out of the lot, and youve been doing fungo hitting, knocking up pop flies.

We'll start in at light work, batting fungo and the like, limbering up our legs, and then we'll do hard work.

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