Sacrifice hit
Hit Hit, n. 1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything. [1913 Webster]

So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook computer was a big hit with business travellers. [1913 Webster +PJC]

What late he called a blessing, now was wit, And God's good providence, a lucky hit. --Pope.

3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit. [1913 Webster]

4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a {gammon}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a {base hit}. [1913 Webster]

6. An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a professional assassin. [PJC]

{Base hit}, {Safe hit}, {Sacrifice hit}. (Baseball) See under {Base}, {Safe}, etc.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sacrifice hit — Sacrifice Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice hit — noun : a bunt in baseball laid down with less than two out that enables a base runner to advance a base while the batter is put out at first base and that is not recorded as an official time at bat abbr. SH * * * sacrifice hit, Baseball. a bunt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacrifice hit — noun Date: 1880 a bunt in baseball that allows a runner to advance one base while the batter is put out …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sacrifice hit — dep(béisbol) En español sería toque de sacrificio …   Diccionario español de neologismos

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hit — Hit, n. 1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything. [1913 Webster] So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice bunt — ☆ sacrifice bunt n. Baseball a bunt made by the batter so that a base runner is advanced while the batter is put out: see also AT BAT: also called sacrifice hit * * * …   Universalium

  • sacrifice bunt — ☆ sacrifice bunt n. Baseball a bunt made by the batter so that a base runner is advanced while the batter is put out: see also AT BAT: also called sacrifice hit …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice fly — In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly if the following four criteria are met:* There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. * The ball is hit to the outfield. * The batter is out because an outfielder or an infielder… …   Wikipedia

  • Sacrifice bunt — In baseball, a sacrifice bunt (also called a sacrifice hit) is the act of deliberately bunting the ball in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base. The batter is almost always sacrificed (and to a certain degree that is… …   Wikipedia

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