at bat
noun Date: 1941 an official turn at batting charged to a baseball player except when the player walks, sacrifices, is hit by a pitched ball, or is interfered with by the catcher <
three hits in five at bats
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  • at-bat — ☆ at bat [at΄bat′ ] n. Baseball 1. an official turn as a batter: a turn as a batter is not recognized as being official if the batter walks, sacrifices, or is hit by a pitch or interfered with by the catcher: see also BATTING AVERAGE (sense 1) 2 …   Universalium

  • at-bat — ☆ at bat [at΄bat′ ] n. Baseball 1. an official turn as a batter: a turn as a batter is not recognized as being official if the batter walks, sacrifices, or is hit by a pitch or interfered with by the catcher: see also BATTING AVERAGE (sense 1) 2 …   English World dictionary

  • at-bat — baseball player s turn at the plate, 1912, originally a column heading in statistics tables …   Etymology dictionary

  • at bat — noun count AMERICAN an occasion in baseball when a player tries to hit the ball, used for calculating that player s BATTING AVERAGE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • At bat — In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. It is a more restricted definition of a plate appearance. Plate Appearances = At Bats +… …   Wikipedia

  • at bat —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun (plural at bats) 1. : a turn at attempting to hit a ball thrown by a baseball or softball pitcher 2. : an official time at the plate charged to the batter except when he walks, sacrifices, is hit by a pitched ball, or is interfered …   Useful english dictionary

  • at-bat — noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit (Freq. 1) he was at bat when it happened he got four hits in four at bats • Syn: ↑bat • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • at bat — idi spo a) taking one s turn to bat in a game b) an instance at bat officially charged to a batter …   From formal English to slang

  • at-bat — noun a) An opportunity to hit. This is his third at bat of the night. b) official at bats. Batting opportunities minus walks, hit by pitches, and sacrifices He only had 220 at bats this season because of injury …   Wiktionary

  • at bat — noun a) A final resolution to a batters turn at the plate which does not result in a walk, a hit by pitch, a sacrifice hit or sacrifice fly, or catcher interference b) A player in the batters box …   Wiktionary

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