Knuckleball



noun, Baseball.
1.
a slow pitch that moves erratically toward home plate, usually delivered by holding the ball between the thumb and the knuckles of the first joints of the first two or three fingers.
n.

also knuckle-ball, baseball pitch, by 1909, from knuckle (n.) + ball (n.1). So called from the position of the fingers in throwing it. Related: Knuckleballer.

modifier

: a knuckleball artist

noun

A pitch thrown from the knuckles that moves slowly and erratically; butterfly ball: Leonard’s tantalizing knucklers (1906+ Baseball)

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