from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball The area over home plate through which a pitch must pass to be called a strike, roughly between the batter's armpits and knees.
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- n. The area through which if a pitched ball passes, it will be called a strike, typically from the batter's knees to the belt and the width of home plate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the area above home plate where, if a pitched ball passes through and is not hit by the batter, the pitch counts as a strike. Specifically, it is directly above home plate and at a height from the knees to the shoulders of the batter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
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He'd have to swing lefty if he wanted to stay gun-ready, but his strike zone was as big as, well, a Jaguar's windshield.
Down 0-2 in the count, Jeter took a pitch out of the strike zone for a ball, then fouled off another blazing fastball.
In total command of his curveballs, cutters and changeups, his fastball was equally confounding as it painted all parts of the strike zone with his excellence.