Definitions

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

  • noun A knuckle ball.

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  • noun baseball A knuckleball

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  • noun a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin

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Examples

  • The knuckler is his one payoff pitch; his only weapon against the hitter.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • “But the knuckler is a good waste pitch and if it comes close to the plate, the batter usually goes for it, and even if he hits it, he has a hard time getting a very good piece of it.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • “But the knuckler is a good waste pitch and if it comes close to the plate, the batter usually goes for it, and even if he hits it, he has a hard time getting a very good piece of it.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • “But the knuckler is a good waste pitch and if it comes close to the plate, the batter usually goes for it, and even if he hits it, he has a hard time getting a very good piece of it.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • The knuckler is his one payoff pitch; his only weapon against the hitter.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • The knuckler is his one payoff pitch; his only weapon against the hitter.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • One manifestation of this gut-level dislike of the knuckler was the argument that a pitcher shouldn’t throw the knuckleball as a part of a mixed repertoire; instead, the pitch should be left to specialists.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • One manifestation of this gut-level dislike of the knuckler was the argument that a pitcher shouldn’t throw the knuckleball as a part of a mixed repertoire; instead, the pitch should be left to specialists.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • One manifestation of this gut-level dislike of the knuckler was the argument that a pitcher shouldn’t throw the knuckleball as a part of a mixed repertoire; instead, the pitch should be left to specialists.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • A flat knuckler is likely to be hit, no matter who's at the plate.

    For Dickey, the Opposing Pitcher Is Not an Easy Out

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