strike zone

strike zone
noun Date: 1948 the area over home plate through which a pitched baseball must pass to be called a strike

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Strike zone — Strike zone, n. (Baseball) the area above home plate where, if a pitched ball passes through and is not hit by the batter, the pitch counts as a strike. Specifically, it is directly above home plate and at a height from the knees to the shoulders …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike zone — ☆ strike zone n. Baseball the area over home plate, between the batter s knees and armpits, through which the ball must be pitched for a strike to be called by the umpire …   English World dictionary

  • Strike Zone — is a novel by Peter David.PlotIn this book a race of aliens who have fought with the Klingons for centuries, called the Kreel, find a large stash of advanced weapons hidden on a strange planet on the Kreel Klingon border.They are established as… …   Wikipedia

  • strike zone — strike′ zone n. spo baseball the area above home plate extending from the batter s knees to the armpits • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Strike zone — In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual three dimensional right angle pentagonal over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing. Other uses of strike… …   Wikipedia

  • Strike Zone — Die Strike Zone [stɹaɪk zoʊn] ist das (unsichtbare) „Fenster“ beim Baseball und Softball Spiel, durch das der Pitcher (Werfer) den Ball werfen muss. Die Strike Zone ist eine gedachte Säule in Form der Home Plate genau über dieser. Die Untergrenze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strike zone — noun (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter s knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑zone * * * noun : the …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike zone — noun The area through which if a pitched ball passes, it will be called a strike, typically from the batters knees to the belt and the width of home plate. That umpire often compresses the strike zone late in the game …   Wiktionary

  • strike zone — /ˈstraɪk zoʊn/ (say struyk zohn) noun 1. Baseball, Softball the area through which a pitched ball must travel for a strike to be registered, being over the home plate and between two imaginary horizontal lines, the upper extending from the batter …   Australian English dictionary

  • strike zone — the area around a fish where it feeds and where it will take a lure or bait. Varies with the species and its feeding habits, with water conditions and whether the fish is actively feeding …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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