Definition of brushback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrəSHˌbak/
(also brushback pitch)


A pitch aimed close to the body so that the batter must step back to avoid it.
Example sentences
  • One of Adcock's more memorable eruptions after a brushback pitch was to chase a terrified pitcher Ruben Gomez of the San Francisco Giants off the field.
  • I think the players should be allowed to take care of the brushback pitch instead of the umpires.
  • The Yanks reacted with brushbacks or unhittable slop.
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