brushback
noun Date: 1954 a pitch intentionally thrown near the batter's head or body in baseballbrush back transitive verb

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  • brushback — noun A brushback pitch; a pitch that comes very close to the batter, forcing the batter to move back from the plate …   Wiktionary

  • brushback — /brush bak /, n. Baseball. a fastball thrown high and inside to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate. [1950 55; n. use of v. phrase brush back] * * * …   Universalium

  • brushback — brush•back [[t]ˈbrʌʃˌbæk[/t]] n. baseball fbb spo a fastball pitched high and inside, forcing the batter to lean away from the plate • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • brushback — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: brush + back (IV) : a pitch thrown near the batter s head in baseball in an attempt to make him move back from home plate …   Useful english dictionary

  • brushback pitch — [brush′bak΄] n. Baseball a fast ball deliberately thrown at or too near a batter s head * * * …   Universalium

  • brushback pitch — [brush′bak΄] n. Baseball a fast ball deliberately thrown at or too near a batter s head …   English World dictionary

  • Brushback pitch — In baseball, a brushback pitch is a pitch thrown high and inside, usually a fastball, to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate.cite web|url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brushback|title=Brushback @ Dictionary.com|date …   Wikipedia

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