sacrifice fly
noun Date: 1944 an outfield fly in baseball caught by a fielder after which a runner scores

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  • sacrifice fly — ☆ sacrifice fly n. Baseball a fly ball that is caught for an out and that enables a runner to score from third base after the catch: see also AT BAT …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice fly — In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly if the following four criteria are met:* There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. * The ball is hit to the outfield. * The batter is out because an outfielder or an infielder… …   Wikipedia

  • sacrifice fly — noun a sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑sacrifice * * * noun : a fly in baseball that enables a base runner to score after the catch and that gives the batter credit for a run batted in but is not recored as an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacrifice fly — noun A fly ball that allowed a runner to advance after it was caught Jones sacrifice fly brought in the tying run. Syn: sac fly …   Wiktionary

  • sacrifice fly — {n.} A baseball hit high in the air that helps a runner score after it is caught. * /Mantle drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sacrifice fly — {n.} A baseball hit high in the air that helps a runner score after it is caught. * /Mantle drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sacrifice\ fly — noun A baseball hit high in the air that helps a runner score after it is caught. Mantle drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sacrifice fly — sac′rifice fly n. spo a fly ball in baseball that enables a base runner, usu. at third base, to score after the ball is caught • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sacrifice fly — Baseball. a fly ball when there are fewer than two players out that enables a base runner, usually at third base, to score after the ball is caught. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

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