fadeaway
noun Date: 1909 1. a. screwball 1 b. a slide in which a base runner throws his or her body sideways to avoid the tag 2. an act or instance of fading away

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  • fadeaway — fade•a•way [[t]ˈfeɪd əˌweɪ[/t]] n. 1) spog screwball 2) 2) spog a slide in baseball made by a base runner to one side of the base 3) spog a jump shot made by a basketball player while falling away from the basket • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • fadeaway — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from fade away, v. 1. : an act or instance of fading away 2. a. : a baseball pitch that breaks downward and toward a right handed batter b. : a slide in which a base runn …   Useful english dictionary

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