one old cat

[ wuhn-uh kat ]
/ ˈwʌn ə ˌkæt /

noun Games.

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.
Also one o' cat, one-a-cat.

Origin of one old cat

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for one old cat

  • In a game of "one-old-cat," the side on which I played was defeated.

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

    Base-Ball|John M. Ward