bean ball


bean ball
bean ball
n.
Baseball Slang a pitch aimed at the batter's head, in violation of the rules

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  • bean´ball´er — bean|ball «BEEN BL», noun, verb. Baseball Slang. –n. a ball thrown by the pitcher purposely at or near the batter s head. –v.t., v.i. to throw a beanball or beanballs. –bean´ball´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean|ball — «BEEN BL», noun, verb. Baseball Slang. –n. a ball thrown by the pitcher purposely at or near the batter s head. –v.t., v.i. to throw a beanball or beanballs. –bean´ball´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean ball — bean′ ball n. spo a baseball pitch thrown at the batter s head • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • bean ball — Baseball. a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • bean ball — noun a) A ball that does not bounce and passes the batsman approximately at head height. b) A pitch deliberately thrown at the head of the batter. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • bean ball — Baseball. a ball thrown by a pitcher purposely at or near the head of the batter. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bean ball — cricket: full toss which goes towards the head of the person at bat …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bean ball — Australian Slang cricket: full toss which goes towards the head of the person at bat …   English dialects glossary

  • bean-ball — /ˈbin bɔl/ (say been bawl) noun → beamer …   Australian English dictionary

  • bean — (n.) O.E. bean bean, pea, legume, from P.Gmc. *bauno (Cf. O.N. baun, M.Du. bone, Du. boon, O.H.G. bona, Ger. Bohne), perhaps from a PIE reduplicated base *bha bha and related to L. faba bean. As a metaphor for something of small value it is… …   Etymology dictionary