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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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