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at bator at-bat (ăt-băt′)
A player's official turn at bat, counted in figuring batting average and other statistics, usually with walks, sacrifice hits, and instances of being hit by a pitch or being interfered with by the catcher discounted.
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|Noun||1.||at-bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"|
turn, play - (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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