Origin of grounder
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Examples from the Web for grounder
Barrett went out on a grounder to Mornier, Jackwell taking second.
Grimm made Burkett hit a grounder to first that was an easy out.
Pender got to first, when Larry was slow in fielding his grounder.Baseball Joe, Home Run King
This tool may be used as a grounder when the wood is slightly hollow, or liable to tear up under the flat grounder.Wood-Carving
"Fly" and "grounder" to her were simply undistinguishable terms of a barbaric technical jargon.The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Word Origin and History for grounder
"one who establishes," c.1400, agent noun from ground (v.). Baseball sense attested by 1867; earlier in cricket.
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