beanball


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beanball

(ˈbiːnˌbɔːl)
n
(Baseball) baseball informal a ball pitched with the intention of hitting the batsman
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Noun1.beanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's headbeanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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