Line drive

In baseball, a line drive is a type of batted ball, sharply hit, and on (or slightly above) a level trajectory. The threshold between a line drive (also sometimes called a liner or frozen rope) and a fly ball can be subjective. Line drives can be dangerous to baseball players and spectators. For example, on July 22, 2007, Tulsa Drillers first base coach, Mike Coolbaugh was killed in a line drive accident at an away game against the Arkansas Travelers.

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  • line drive — line ,drive noun count in baseball, when someone hits the ball very hard and close to the ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line drive — line′ drive′ n. spo a batted baseball that travels low, fast, and straight Also called liner I, 3) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • line drive — ☆ line drive n. Baseball a hard hit ball that travels close to, and nearly parallel with, the ground …   English World dictionary

  • line drive — noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter (Freq. 1) the batter hit a liner to the shortstop • Syn: ↑liner • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • line drive — Liner Lin er (l[imac]n [ e]r), n. 1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes or clothing. [1913 Webster] 2. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company; also, a line of battle ship; a ship of the line. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A thin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line drive — noun A batted ball hit hard enough and low enough that it appears to travel in a relatively straight line. The line drive went straight into the shortstops glove. Syn: liner …   Wiktionary

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line\ drive — noun A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line drive — noun Date: 1903 a batted baseball hit in a nearly straight line usually not far above the ground …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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