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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROUNDER

Barrett went out on a grounder to Mornier, Jackwell taking second.

Grimm made Burkett hit a grounder to first that was an easy out.

Pender got to first, when Larry was slow in fielding his grounder.

This tool may be used as a grounder when the wood is slightly hollow, or liable to tear up under the flat grounder.

"Fly" and "grounder" to her were simply undistinguishable terms of a barbaric technical jargon.

Jack finally drove a grounder into the hands of McCann, who whistled it over for a put-out.

There was a ring of wood against leather, and an instant later Nelson, flinging himself to one side, reached for the grounder.

Instead of a drive, it proved to be a grounder that went clipping over the skin diamond straight into the hands of Pelty.

The grounder is also energized and restored to its normal position by the same current.

Every young American who has ever tried to stop a grounder or put one over to first will enjoy them and want to own them all.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who establishes," c.1400, agent noun from ground (v.). Baseball sense attested by 1867; earlier in cricket.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GROUNDER

ground ball

nounbaseball hit on the ground
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