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spit·ball

 (spĭt′bôl′)
n.
1. A piece of paper chewed and shaped into a lump for use as a projectile.
2. Baseball An illegal pitch in which a foreign substance, such as saliva, is applied to the ball before it is thrown. Also called spitter.

spitball

(ˈspɪtˌbɔːl)
n
1. school slang a small missile made from chewed paper
2. (Baseball) baseball a ball which has been moistened with saliva prior to pitching
vb (intr)
to make suggestions

spit•ball

(ˈspɪtˌbɔl)

n.
1. a small lump of chewed paper used as a missile.
2. a baseball pitch, now illegal, made to curve by moistening the ball with saliva or another lubricant.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitball - a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
2.spitball - an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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