fair ball
noun Date: 1856 a batted baseball that lands within the foul lines or that is within the foul lines when bounding to the outfield past first or third base or when going beyond the outfield for a home run

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  • Fair ball — Fair Fair (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fair ball — ☆ fair ball n. Baseball a FLY1 (n. 8) or LINE DRIVE that is caught or touched on the fly in fair territory or lands on or inside either foul line in the outfield, or a GROUNDER that is touched in fair territory, comes to a stop in the infield, or …   English World dictionary

  • fair ball — fair′ ball′ n. spo a batted baseball that lands, rolls, or is caught within the foul lines or legal area of play • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Fair ball — In baseball, a fair ball is a batted ball that has not yet become a foul ball, and that...* settles on fair ground between home and first base, or between home and third base; or * is on or over fair territory when bounding past first or third… …   Wikipedia

  • fair ball — noun (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field • Ant: ↑foul ball • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑contact, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair ball — noun A ball which has been hit between the first base and third base lines Its a ... fair ball; it rolls into the corner; Jones is stretching for two; the throw safe! …   Wiktionary

  • fair ball — Baseball. a batted ball that both lands and settles within the foul lines in the infield, or that is within the foul lines when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that first lands within the foul lines of the outfield or would… …   Universalium

  • Fair — (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and prob. also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fair hit — Fair Fair (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair maid — Fair Fair (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. {Fairer}; superl. {Fairest}.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f[ u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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