a batted ball that takes a high bounce upon hitting the ground on or immediately in front of home plate, often enabling the batter to reach first base safely.
A batted baseball that hits the plate or close in front of the plate and bounces high in the air (Late 1890s+)
- Baltimore clipper
a small, fast American sailing vessel of the early 19th century, having a sharp hull form and two masts with a pronounced rake and carrying a brig or schooner rig. Historical Examples At last I suddenly encountered him at the sign of the Baltimore clipper. Redburn. His First Voyage Herman Melville
- Baltimore heater
a stove for heating a lower and upper room, having its fire door in the lower room.
- Baltimore oriole
an oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, of eastern North America: a subspecies of the northern oriole. Historical Examples This is a smaller, more slender bird than the Baltimore oriole, and the female is less orange. What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman They go to northern and high places to hide their homes, putting them as […]
a black nymphalid butterfly, Melitaea phaeton, characterized by orange-red, yellow, and white markings, common in those areas of the northeastern U.S. where turtlehead, the food plant of its larvae, is found. David, born 1938, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1975. Lord, Calvert, Sir George. a seaport in N Maryland, on an estuary near the […]