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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A type of pitch in baseball. Also: An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.

Usage examples (34)
  • He throws in the low 90s and a 12-to-6 curveball is his out pitch.
  • He might not throw quite as hard, but that curveball is not going to be hit, Pratt said.
  • While Barry Zito's curveball is considered his out pitch, he throws a first-pitch fastball 57% of the time.
  • Another variation of the curveball is the knuckle curveball. for more
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