line drive
noun Date: 1903 a batted baseball hit in a nearly straight line usually not far above the ground

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  • line drive — line ,drive noun count in baseball, when someone hits the ball very hard and close to the ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line drive — line′ drive′ n. spo a batted baseball that travels low, fast, and straight Also called liner I, 3) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • line drive — ☆ line drive n. Baseball a hard hit ball that travels close to, and nearly parallel with, the ground …   English World dictionary

  • line drive — noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter (Freq. 1) the batter hit a liner to the shortstop • Syn: ↑liner • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line drive — In baseball, a line drive is a type of batted ball, sharply hit, and on (or slightly above) a level trajectory. The threshold between a line drive (also sometimes called a liner or frozen rope) and a fly ball can be subjective. Line drives can be …   Wikipedia

  • line drive — Liner Lin er (l[imac]n [ e]r), n. 1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes or clothing. [1913 Webster] 2. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company; also, a line of battle ship; a ship of the line. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A thin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line drive — noun A batted ball hit hard enough and low enough that it appears to travel in a relatively straight line. The line drive went straight into the shortstops glove. Syn: liner …   Wiktionary

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line\ drive — noun A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single …   Словарь американских идиом

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