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  • n. A ball hit through the regions between the outfielders.
  • n. someone who is on or has done a gap year, or a break from study.


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  • She's a "gapper" - one of a small but growing number of American students who are deciding to take a "gap year" off between high school and what would be their freshman year of college to travel, volunteer, work, study, and otherwise recharge their batteries before getting back on the academic treadmill.

    U.S. News

  • McCumber slipped him a "gapper," a piece of the action, to shut him up.

    Chicago Reader

  • He also benefited from some outstanding defense, including center fielder Franklin Gutierrez's diving grab of a gapper by Casilla in the first inning.

  • You'll lose the fielders chasing down a gapper to the ivy in right-center.

    No. 4: Rooftop seats offer best of both worlds at Wrigley Field

  • And when David Ortiz capped the comeback with a bases-loaded gapper that drove in three runs, she and I rose in unison with the crowd, jumping up and down, pumping our fists and shrieking with delight.

    Starr Gazing: Family Traditions

  • Frey came over from the American League, watched me in spring training for a week or 10 days where I was staying on top of the baseball, hitting it into the ground, occasionally hitting a gapper and then sprinting to first. - Boggs, Sandberg celebrated as newest Hall of Famers

  • In the second inning, after Reggie Sanders led off with an infield single, Bautista lined a gapper to right-center. - The other ace shuts down Yankee bats

  • If Belle gave a little bit of an indication that he cared, say running out a ground ball now and then or chasing down a gapper or playing with a little pizzazz on the bases (like he once did), some of the Orioles might be forgiving.

    Astros winning despite obstacles

  • Every gapper-mouth zany grinning at me, and scoundrels swearing that I get my share!

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • But Granderson also reacted with a long race into left-center field to haul in Jhonny Peralta's bid for a gapper in the sixth inning, while the game was still within reach.

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