line drive


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line drive

n. Baseball
A batted ball hit sharply so that it flies low and fast in a nearly straight line.
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line′ drive′


n.
a batted baseball that travels low, fast, and straight. Also called liner.
[1930–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.line drive - (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
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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The New York Yankees star hit a line drive off Baltimore pitcher Chris Tillman just to the left of Yankee Stadium's Monument Park in the third inning.
After Darion Radcliff's RBI single tied the score, Houston stepped drove a line drive down the left field line to bring in pinch runner Lawrence Noble from second base.
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