grounder

[groun-der]

noun Baseball.


Nearby words

  1. groundage,
  2. groundbait,
  3. groundbreaker,
  4. groundbreaking,
  5. grounded,
  6. groundfire,
  7. groundhog,
  8. groundhog day,
  9. grounding,
  10. groundkeeper

Origin of grounder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; ground1 + -er1

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Word Origin and History for grounder

grounder

n.

"one who establishes," c.1400, agent noun from ground (v.). Baseball sense attested by 1867; earlier in cricket.

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