golden sombrero

[ gohl-duhn som-brair-oh ]

nounBaseball Slang.
  1. a batter’s unwanted accomplishment of being struck out four times in one game: After earning the golden sombrero, a frustrated Norris gets up for his fifth at bat and nails a two-out, game-winning grand slam!

Origin of golden sombrero

First recorded in 1980–85; jocular comparison with hat trick, except that four is bigger than three, and a sombrero is a very large hat; see hat trick

Words Nearby golden sombrero Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024