one old cat

[wuhn-uh kat]
noun Games.
  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.
Also one o' cat, one-a-cat.

Origin of one old cat

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Historical Examples of one old cat

  • In one-old-cat there were a batter, pitcher, catcher, and fielders.

    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

  • 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