- 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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