Definition of fireballer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌbôlər/


A pitcher who throws a good fastball.
Example sentences
  • He was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 1938 and actually beat Bob Feller when the Cleveland fireballer set the strikeout record at 18.
  • The Boston fireballer led the league in games, games finished, and saves in 1962; was second in all three categories in 1963; and led once again in games finished and saves in 1964 while placing second in games.
  • Hendley was a fireballer pitching for Lanier High School.



Example sentences
  • Maloney, a fireballing right-hander, toiled 12 years in the majors, with the Reds and Angels, finishing with a 134-84 mark and 3.19 ERA.
  • Teamed with fireballing lefty Randy Johnson as one of the best starting pitching duos in the major leagues, Schilling won 18 of his first 24 decisions and was 18-6 with a 2.98 earned run average by late-August.
  • Pinch hitters have almost all of their chances against fireballing, late-inning relief pitchers capable of breaking bats and crippling wills.

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Syllabification: fire·ball·er

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