- a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
Origin of pop fly
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called pop-up.
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Examples from the Web for pop fly
But this chance went glimmering a few seconds later when a pop-fly was gathered in with ease by the Hixley pitcher.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck