Definition of fungo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋgəʊ

noun (plural fungoes or fungos)

  • 1 (also fungo fly) Baseball A fly ball hit for practice.
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    • If that is working on your hitting, than Pedroia taking fungoes before the game is working on your fielding.
    • What if instead of the traditional coach hitting fungos to the outfield a new device is created that helps a fielder increase the area they cover in the field?
    • A writer in Scientific American in 1915 advised players not to hit fungo flies during pregame practice because it would lead to hitting flies during the game.
  • 1.1 (also fungo bat or stick) A long lightweight bat for hitting practice balls to fielders.
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    • Our infield and outfield fungoes are turned from solid, high quality, northern white ash.
    • Available in four colors, our fungo bat is specifically designed to hit a tossed ball for practice and pre-game drills.
    • All fungo bats are available in any color and style.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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