Synonyms for sacrifice hit

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If you are, I suppose you know what is meant by a sacrifice hit.

Then, on a sacrifice hit by Kerr, Tom slid home, the dust cloud being so thick that the spectators could not witness the play.

The squeeze play, the delayed steal, the sacrifice hit are all modern inventions.

Martin Luther made a sacrifice hit when he went to Worms, although he feared the Pope would kill him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "offering of something (especially a life) to a deity as an act of propitiation or homage;" mid-14c., "that which is offered in sacrifice," from Old French sacrifise "sacrifice, offering" (12c.), from Latin sacrificium, from sacrificus "performing priestly functions or sacrifices," from sacra "sacred rites" (properly neuter plural of sacer "sacred;" see sacred) + root of facere "to do, perform" (see factitious).

Latin sacrificium is glossed in Old English by ansegdniss. Sense of "act of giving up one thing for another; something given up for the sake of another" is first recorded 1590s. Baseball sense first attested 1880.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SACRIFICE HIT

sacrifice fly

nouncaught baseball but someone scores
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