foul tip
noun Etymology: 1foul + tip (tap) Date: 1870 a pitched ball in baseball that is slightly deflected by the bat; specifically a tipped pitch legally caught by the catcher and counting as a full strike with the ball remaining in play

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  • foul tip — foul′ tip′ n. spo a pitched baseball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usu. near the catcher • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • foul tip — ☆ foul tip n. Baseball a batted ball barely tipped by the bat: it is counted as a strike, but to be counted as a third strike, it must be caught by the catcher …   English World dictionary

  • Foul tip — In baseball, a foul tip is a batted ball that goes sharp and direct from the bat to the catcher’s hands and is legally caught. It is not a foul tip unless caught and any foul tip that is caught is a strike, and the ball is in play. It is not a… …   Wikipedia

  • foul tip — noun : a pitched ball in baseball that is slightly deflected by the bat; specifically : a tipped pitch legally caught by the catcher and counting as a full strike with the ball remaining in play * * * Baseball. a pitched ball that glances off the …   Useful english dictionary

  • foul tip — noun a foul ball which glances off the bat and continues back with only a moderate change in direction The foul tip hit the umpire in the shoulder …   Wiktionary

  • foul tip — Baseball. a pitched ball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usually near the catcher, ruled a strike if the catcher catches it before it hits the ground, otherwise ruled an ordinary foul ball. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • foul tip — dep (béisbol) Traducible por rebote. Es el rebote atrás de la pelota al batear …   Diccionario español de neologismos

  • tip — tip1 [tip] n. [ME tippe, akin to MLowG tip, point, top, Ger zipf in zipfel, an end, tip, prob. < IE base * dumb , tail > Avestan duma , tail] 1. the pointed, tapering, or rounded end or top of something long and slim 2. something attached… …   English World dictionary

  • foul ball — noun (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field • Ant: ↑fair ball • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑foul …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foul ball — In baseball, a foul ball is a batted ball that is not a foul tip, and that:* passes out of the playing field in flight while over foul ground, or * first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or * bounds past first or third base on… …   Wikipedia

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