Definition of Ground ball

1. Noun. (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground.

Exact synonyms: Groundball, Grounder, Hopper
Generic synonyms: Hit, Hitting, Striking
Specialized synonyms: Chop, Chopper, Roller
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Derivative terms: Ground, Hop

Definition of Ground ball

1. Noun. (baseball) A batted ball that bounces one or more times on the infield; a grounder. ¹

2. Noun. (lacrosse) A ball that is temporarily lying on the ground during play. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Ball

ground-controlled approach
ground-effect machine
ground-effect vehicle
ground-emplaced mine
ground-service crew
ground almond
ground attack
ground bait
ground ball (current term)
ground ball with eyes
ground bar
ground beef
ground beefs
ground beetle
ground bundles
ground cable
ground cedar
ground cherry
ground clearance
ground clearances
ground cloth

Literary usage of Ground ball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. War Readings by National board for historical service (1918)
"it by now and seized their first opportunity to escape, diving down to the ground. Ball was much disgusted at this and emptied six rounds from his revolver ..."

2. How to Play Baseball: A Manual for Boys by John Joseph McGraw (1914)
"Play a ground ball close to the ground and do not keep your legs together ... The great secret of getting a ground ball is to be going to meet it with your ..."

3. Mass Physical Training for Use in the Army and the Reserve Officers by Joseph Edward Raycroft (1920)
"With a man on second when a slow ground ball is hit to the outfield or when an outfielder fumbles a ground ball, he should never throw home, ..."

4. Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine (1882)
"... and he found that the greatest waste was from common ground ball-cocks in cisterns : fifty-three of these were found wasting 12500 gallons per day, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"(5) He may reach his base by an error of some fielder, which may be cither a muffed fly, a failure to stop and field a ground ball, a muffed thrown ball or ..."

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