Definition of Misplay

1. Noun. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed.

Exact synonyms: Error
Generic synonyms: Failure
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game



2. Verb. Play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note. "They will misplay the duet"
Generic synonyms: Play, Spiel

3. Verb. Play wrong or in an unskillful manner.
Generic synonyms: Play

Definition of Misplay

1. Verb. To play incorrectly or poorly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misplay

1. to make a bad play in a game [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misplay

misplace
misplaced
misplaced modifier
misplacement
misplacements
misplaces
misplacing
misplan
misplanned
misplanning
misplans
misplant
misplanted
misplanting
misplants
misplay (current term)
misplayed
misplaying
misplays
misplead
mispleaded
mispleading
mispleadings
mispleads
mispled
mispoint
mispointed
mispointing
mispoints
mispoise

Literary usage of Misplay

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1. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1887)
"... and that one misplay, who had procured some pension money for Mrs. Boyer, furnished her with necessaries, but to what extent does not appear. ..."

2. The American Educational Monthly for the School and the Family (1866)
"If the enemy permit the misplay, or there is no challenge, the mis- player cannot use his next turn, since he has anticipated it. 3. ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"The fielder's ambition is to play his game without error or misplay; his pit, ... But while the play may be errorless, it may be a misplay, a mistake, ..."

4. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"A fielding error consists of such a misplay, either in handling the ball (muffing, etc.) ór in poor judgment as to where to throw it, that it prolongs the ..."

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