scratch hit

noun Baseball.

a batted ball, usually poorly hit, barely enabling the batter to reach base safely: a scratch hit off the end of the bat.

Nearby words

  1. scratch awl,
  2. scratch card,
  3. scratch coat,
  4. scratch file,
  5. scratch hardness,
  6. scratch line,
  7. scratch one's head,
  8. scratch pad,
  9. scratch sheet,
  10. scratch someone's back

Origin of scratch hit

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019