Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball An inside, usually high fastball intended to force the batter to move away from the plate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brushback pitch; a pitch that comes very close to the batter, forcing the batter to move back from the plate

Etymologies

brush +‎ back (Wiktionary)

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