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no-hitter

[noh-hit-er]
noun Baseball.
  1. a no-hit game.
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Origin of no-hitter

First recorded in 1935–40
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Word Origin and History for no-hitter

n.

baseball term for a baseball game in which one side fails to make a hit, 1939, from no + hit (n.).

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