A play in which a runner must advance when a ball is hit, thereby allowing a fielder to put the runner out by touching the approached base before the runner gets there.
More example sentences
- Sometimes, you have to rely on the second baseman and the shortstop yelling at you (telling you whether to try for a force play at second).
- You are correct about a force play for the third out negating any run scored on the play.
- And if they do so, a tag is required since this is not a force play.