change-of-pace
change-of-pace change-of-pace n. (Baseball) a baseball pitch thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball; -- called also {change-up}.

Syn: change-up, change-of-pace ball, off-speed pitch. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • change of pace — change′ of pace′ n. 1) a temporary variation in a normal routine 2) spo Also called change′ up . a baseball pitch thrown like a fastball but, because of the pitcher s grip, is deceptively slower • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • change of pace — 1. : an interruption of continuity by a sudden and usually temporary shift to a sharply different manner of action (as for relief from monotony) he found the work tedious, so … for a change of pace, he joined the army John Kobler 2. : a slow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • change of pace — {n. phr.} A quick change in what you are doing. * /John studied for three hours and then read a comic book for a change of pace./ * /The doctor told the man he needed a change of pace./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • change of pace — {n. phr.} A quick change in what you are doing. * /John studied for three hours and then read a comic book for a change of pace./ * /The doctor told the man he needed a change of pace./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • change\ of\ pace — n. phr. A quick change in what you are doing. John studied for three hours and then read a comic book for a change of pace. The doctor told the man he needed a change of pace …   Словарь американских идиом

  • change of pace — 1. a temporary shift or variation in a normal routine or regular pattern of activity: Reading a mystery novel has been a real change of pace for me. 2. Also called change up /chaynj up /. Baseball. a ball that is thrown by a pitcher with the same …   Universalium

  • change-of-pace — noun a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball • Syn: ↑change up, ↑change of pace ball, ↑off speed pitch • Hypernyms: ↑pitch, ↑delivery …   Useful english dictionary

  • change of pace — Date: 1912 1. changeup 2. an interruption of continuity by a shift to a different activity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • change-of-pace ball — noun a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball • Syn: ↑change up, ↑change of pace, ↑off speed pitch • Hypernyms: ↑pitch, ↑delivery …   Useful english dictionary

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