one old cat

[ wuhnuh-kat ]

  1. a form of baseball in which there is a home plate and one other base, and in which a player remains at bat and scores runs by hitting the ball and running to the base and back without being put out.

Origin of one old cat

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby one old cat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use one old cat in a sentence

  • There were two varieties of the game, the first called "one-old-cat," or one-cornered-cat, and the other "two-old-cat."

    Base-Ball | John M. Ward
  • In a game of "one-old-cat," the side on which I played was defeated.

    A Mind That Found Itself | Clifford Whittingham Beers
  • In one-old-cat there were a batter, pitcher, catcher, and fielders.

    Base-Ball | John M. Ward