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

  • n. Baseball A strip of dirt or gravel along the outfield wall, designed to warn outfielders when they are approaching the wall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dirt or other material on the edge of a baseball or softball field that warns a player that he or she is approaching the fence, especially the portion in the outfield.


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