A baseball pitch that hits or nearly hits the batter’s head and is sometimes used to intimidate the batter: Mr Bender places much reliance on the bean ball (1900+)
Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.
The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
the edible nutritious seed of various plants of the legume family, especially of the genus Phaseolus. a plant producing such seeds. the pod of such a plant, especially when immature and eaten as a vegetable. any of various other beanlike seeds or plants, as the coffee bean. Slang. a person’s head. a coin or a […]
beaner noun A person of Hispanic background, esp a Chicano; bean, bean-eater: I was called a wetback, a beaner, a spic
a cheap, usually inferior, restaurant. Historical Examples I used to work in a hash foundry and a beanery, said Nat with a smile. Jack Ranger’s Gun Club Clarence Young “Our suits is up to the other beanery,” says I, and I was glad of it. Gullible’s Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner Straight to New York […]
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bean head noun A stupid person; an oaf: You are such a beanhead