a clock of the early 19th century in the U.S., having a drumlike case for the dial mounted on a narrow, tapering body, with a boxlike bottom containing the pendulum and its weight.
- Banjo hit
noun in baseball, a weakly hit fly ball which just goes over the infielders; also called blooper Word Origin 1800+ Usage Note banjo hitter , (n.)
- Banjo hitter
noun in baseball, a batter who lacks power, usually hits bloop singles, and has a low batting average Examples A banjo hitter usually hits bloop singles, often just past the infield dirt, and would have a low slugging percentage. See banjo hit noun phrase A player who gets hits weakly just past the infield and […]
a musical instrument of the guitar family, having a circular body covered in front with tightly stretched parchment and played with the fingers or a plectrum. Historical Examples The banjoist is now being interviewed, and believes that the air he must have been performing at the time was “The Lost Chord.” Punch, Or The London […]
noun a four-stringed musical instrument with a neck like a ukulele and a body like a banjo Also called banjo-ukulele