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golden sombrero

[ gohl-duhn som-brair-oh ]
/ ˈgoʊl dən sɒmˈbrɛər oʊ /
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noun Baseball Slang.

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!

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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
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