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fungo

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋɡəʊ
 
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Definition of fungo in English:

noun (plural fungoes or fungos)

1 (also fungo fly) Baseball A fly ball hit for practice.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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