Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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brush +‎ back

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