fielder's choice
noun Date: 1902 a situation in baseball in which a batter reaches base safely because the fielder attempts to put out another base runner on the play

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fielder's choice — ☆ fielder s choice n. Baseball an attempt by a fielder to retire a runner already on base rather than the batter: the batter is not credited with a base hit if he reaches first base safely …   English World dictionary

  • Fielder's choice — In baseball, fielder s choice (abbreviated FC) is a term used to refer to a variety of plays involving an offensive player reaching a base due to the defense s attempt to put out another baserunner, or the defensive team s indifference to his… …   Wikipedia

  • fielder's choice — field′er s choice′ n. spo a baseball fielder s attempt to put out a base runner rather than the batter when a play at first base would put out the batter • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • fielder's choice — Baseball. a fielder s attempt to put out a base runner rather than the batter when a play at first base would put out the batter. [1900 05, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fielder's choice — noun An official scoring play in which a fielder puts out an advancing baserunner, instead of attempting to put out the batter runner at first base …   Wiktionary

  • fielder's choice — noun a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter • Hypernyms: ↑putout …   Useful english dictionary

  • choice — See: BY CHOICE, FIELDER S CHOICE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choice — See: BY CHOICE, FIELDER S CHOICE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choice — See: by choice, fielder s choice …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fielder'schoice — field·er s choice (fēlʹdərz) n. Baseball A play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing base runner, thus allowing the batter to reach first base safely. * * * …   Universalium

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