Definition of beanball in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbēnbôl/

Entry from US English dictionary


Baseball , informal
A ball pitched, especially intentionally, at the batter’s head.
Example sentences
  • He has refined his skills with the inside pitch to the point that people rarely talk about his beanballs anymore, if at all.
  • He's also taken up the mantle of team leadership, going back to his vocal disgruntlement over the Yanks’ surprising loss in the AL Divisional Series last season to his recent spat with the Devil Rays over beanballs.
  • He may have to duck a few beanballs and be prepared for some serious heckling.

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Syllabification: bean·ball

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