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n. Baseball
A ground ball.
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(Baseball) baseball a batted ball that travels along the ground
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ground′ ball′

a batted baseball that rolls or bounces along the ground. Also called grounder.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grounder - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundgrounder - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
chopper, chop - a grounder that bounces high in the air
roller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
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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n (US Sport) → Bodenball m
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