noun Baseball.

Origin of grounder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; ground1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for grounder

bunt, roller, chopper, bleeder

Examples from the Web for grounder

Historical Examples of 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.

  • This tool may be used as a grounder when the wood is slightly hollow, or liable to tear up under the flat grounder.


    George Jack

  • "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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper