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pop fly

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noun Baseball.
  1. a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
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Origin of pop fly

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called pop-up.
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Related Words

blooper, bloop, looper, pop-up

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Historical Examples

  • 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

    Edward Stratemeyer