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knuckleball (ˈnʌkəlˌbɔːl) 



  1. a throw in baseball that flies in an erratic way and is difficult to hit well because the pitcher holds the ball between the fingertips or knuckles   ⇒ Everyone who has ever picked up a baseball has tried to throw a knuckleball, but only a few stick with it.

Example Sentences Including 'knuckleball'

And while he doesn't use it, the 30-year-old Franklin insisted he can throw a wicked knuckleball.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Tim Wakefield befuddled New York with his knuckleball , taking a 5-0 lead into the seventh before he got wild.
Ottawa Sun (2003)


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