Definition of at-bat in English:

at-bat

Syllabification: at-bat
Baseball

noun

  • A player’s turn at batting, as officially recorded: O’Neill had three singles in four at-bats Compare with plate appearance.
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    • He joins Wilson and Juan Samuel as the only players ever to record 700-plus at bats in a season.
    • He is also the first player in baseball history to have more times on base than official at bats over the course of a season.
    • He wondered how a player this bad could be given 3000 at bats in the major leagues.

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  • Batting.
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    • My second time at bat was in Baltimore, and I got my first home run off Robin Roberts, one of the all-time great pitchers.
    • He was easily one of the dominating first basemen of his generation, both at bat and on the field.
    • The way to win baseball games is to score runs when at bat and prevent runs when in the field.

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