Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Entry: fungoes (n.)

In context: "For the tops 18's, prorector R. Dunkel at net with an armful of balls and more in a hopper beside him, hitting fungoes, one to a forehand corner and then one to the backhand corner and then farther out to the forehand corner and so on."

Definition: A training exercise in which a batter tosses a ball into the air and hits it as it descends; a ball hit in such a manner.

Other: Okay, so the definition seems to be baseball-specific, but a good word nonetheless.  I know this one from Scrabble - kind of a neat (uh, fun?) word.  Don't think you can really use it in a SNOOT-approved way, though.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 457

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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