Share this entry

forkball Line breaks: fork|ball
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːkbɔːl/

Definition of forkball in English:


A pitch released from between the widely spread index finger and middle finger.
Example sentences
  • His main pitch was a nasty forkball, and I remember hitting a groundout to second base.
  • He was in command the entire way, keeping his fastballs, sliders and forkballs down.
  • Now we see him coming in for a strike with either the forkball or a fastball, maybe a curve.

Definition of forkball in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources