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  • n. A minor collision, especially between motor vehicles.

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  • n. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • June 8, 2009 at 6:00 am akshully, ai wuz jus beein silleh, ai lubs spoonrizms, tuu. liek, blushing crow bingle jells an so on

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  • Email — faster than a letter, cheaper than a phone call, able to alert you to new messages with a bingle sound — allows us to effortlessly contact family and friends.

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  • Berlin Barker stepped forth briskly, urging the umpire to keep the game in motion, his bat held as if he intended to try for a safe bingle.

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  • In the sixth, Cambridge made an effort to close the gap when Shawenecy kissed the leather for a bingle.

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  • Shawenecy went bad here and gave Storey a free ticket, and Wallace came through with a three station bingle that shoved Williams and Storey across.

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  • Princeman stood gaping at that bingle in paralyzed dismay; but the batsman, who was a slow runner and slow thinker, stood a fatal second to see whether the ball was fair or foul.

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  • Rowdy pigs pushed the passers by off the side walk; tipsy pigs hiccoughed their version of "We wont go home till morning," from the gutter; and delicate young pigs tripped daintily through the mud, as if, like "Mrs. Peery-bingle," they plumed themselves upon their ankles, and kept themselves particularly neat in point of stockings.

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  • The further up the front you are the less likely you are to get into a bingle on those first few laps. | Top Stories

  • Male drivers are 14 per cent more likely than women to cut and run from a carpark bingle without leaving their details, according to GIO statistics. | Top Stories

  • Der Bingle dir.

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  • We have been here before. (See comments and limerick below.) The highly doubtful baseball application continues to puzzle. Perhaps this:

    It could be a typo, this "bingle,"

    Or has it a pedigree lingual?

    If a batter is swift

    First base is a gift

    To one who beats out a bunt single.

    March 27, 2016

  • I think that when Australians convene to decide on the names of things a great deal of spiritous refreshment is consumed.

    August 5, 2015

  • Did you know that we have a mountain range named The Bungle-Bungles? You're welcome.

    August 4, 2015

  • On the other hand I like the Australian application of the word. It is somehow onomatopoetic.

    When utes collide you feel the tingle

    And hear the shattered headlights' jingle:

    In the asphalt jungle

    An ordinary bungle

    The Aussies dismiss as a bingle.

    August 4, 2015

  • As to bilby's question from 2008: the WordNet definition is a puzzler. I have been paying close attention to baseball for many years and have never heard or read the word "bingle." The WordNet contribution defines an ordinary single. Maybe a bingle is a single batted by a batter with a speech impediment.

    August 4, 2015

  • "Unfortunately, most likely because of a lack of understanding and driver inattention, roundabout bingles are a significant driver of insurance claims," Mr Russo said in a statement.

    Seen here.

    Is this term used only to designate non-serious collisions, like the American fender-bender? I'm wondering because it sounds kind of lighthearted for the more horrifying collisions.

    October 28, 2008

  • Question for my baseballing friends, is the WordNET definition a portmanteau of batted single?

    May 28, 2008

  • I just love the way the very sound of this word plays down in laconic Aussie fashion the seriousness of what it's describing. I've always associated it with an older generation - it's a word my parents, aunts and grandparents would have used but not my contemporaries. I think, however, it may be about to enjoy a comeback: saw today that a budget car insurance company has adopted it as a name: How endearing!

    May 27, 2008

  • Australian slang - a vehicular collision.

    February 26, 2008