forkball
noun Date: 1936 a baseball pitch in which the ball is gripped between the forked index and middle fingers

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  • forkball — n. baseball pitch when the ball is gripped between the forked index finger and middle finger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forkball — noun Baseball a pitch released from between the widely spread index finger and middle finger …   English new terms dictionary

  • forkball — fork•ball [[t]ˈfɔrkˌbɔl[/t]] n. spo a baseball pitch thrown with the ball inserted between the index and middle fingers, causing it to dip sharply near home plate • Etymology: 1920–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • forkball — /fawrk bawl /, n. Baseball. a pitch thrown with the ball inserted between the index and middle fingers, causing it to dip sharply near home plate. [FORK + BALL1] …   Useful english dictionary

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