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slurve

[ slurv ]
/ slɜrv /
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noun Baseball.

a pitch similar to a slider in delivery but with more curve to the ball’s path: He throws a hard slurve, which has resulted in a lot of swinging strikeouts.

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Origin of slurve

First recorded in 1975–80; blend of slider and curve
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