noun Date: 1619 a person who plays ball; especially a baseball player

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  • ballplayer — allplayer n. 1. an athlete who plays baseball. Syn: baseball player. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballplayer — (n.) mid 15c., from BALL (Cf. ball) (n.1) + PLAYER (Cf. player) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ballplayer — [bôl′plā΄ər] n. a player in any of several games in which a ball is used, esp. baseball …   English World dictionary

  • ballplayer — UK [ˈbɔːlˌpleɪə(r)] / US [ˈbɔlˌpleɪər] noun [countable] Word forms ballplayer : singular ballplayer plural ballplayers American someone who plays baseball, especially as their job …   English dictionary

  • ballplayer — noun an athlete who plays baseball (Freq. 8) • Syn: ↑baseball player • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑athlete, ↑jock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballplayer — [[t]bɔ͟ːlpleɪə(r)[/t]] ballplayers also ball player N COUNT A ballplayer is a baseball player. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • ballplayer — /bawl play euhr/, n. 1. a person who plays ball professionally, esp. baseball. 2. anyone who plays ball. [1610 20; BALL1 + PLAYER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ballplayer — noun An athlete, usually a basketball, baseball, or football player …   Wiktionary

  • ballplayer — Synonyms and related words: amateur athlete, archer, athlete, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, blocking back, bowman, catcher, center, coach, competitor, cricketer, defensive lineman, end, footballer, games player, gamester, guard, infielder …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ballplayer — ball|play|er [ˈbo:lˌpleıə US ˈbo:lˌpleıər] n AmE someone who plays baseball …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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