push bunt

1. noun
a) A ball that has been hit with a bat which moves forward by a batter who is in an arms spread stance, usually in an attempt to bunt the ball past a charging infielder

The push bunt went between the pitcher and the first baseman who was charging too hard.

b) The act of bunting with a bat that moves toward the ball

The push bunt is only used in certain situations.

2. verb
a) to bunt while moving the bat towards the ball

Jones push bunted the pitch.

b) to bunt while moving the bat towards the ball

Smith push bunts if an infielder charges too aggressively.


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  • Bunt — Bunt, n. A push or shove; a butt; specif. (Baseball), the act of bunting the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunt — Bunt, v. t. & i. 1. To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy. [1913 Webster] 2. (Baseball) To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunt — bunt1 bunter, n. /bunt/, v.t. 1. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt. 2. Baseball. to bat (a pitched ball) very gently so that it rolls into the infield close to home plate, usually by holding the bat loosely in hands spread… …   Universalium

  • bunt — I [[t]bʌnt[/t]] v. t. 1) (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt 2) spo to tap (a pitched baseball) close to home plate, usu. by facing the pitcher and allowing the ball to bounce off the bat 3) anb to push something with the… …   From formal English to slang

  • bunt — I. /bʌnt/ (say bunt) verb (t) 1. to push (something) with the horns or head. 2. Baseball to bat a ball with a half swing so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders. –verb (i) 3. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • bunt´er — bunt1 «buhnt», verb, noun. –v.i., v.t. 1. to hit (a baseball) lightly so that the ball goes to the ground and rolls only a short distance: »Andy Seminick bunted into a force play (New York Times). 2. to strike with the head or horns, as a goat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • push — v 1. propel, move, actuate, get going, set in motion; drive, trundle, wheel, roll; shove, thrust, pole, stick. 2. press forward, make one s way, squeeze through, wedge, Inf. elbow or shoulder one s way; bulldoze, ram, butt, bunt; crowd, pack,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bunt — I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Low German, bundle, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English byndel bundle Date: circa 1582 1. a. the middle part of a square sail b. the part of a furled sail gathered up in a bunch at the center of the yard 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • push — Synonyms and related words: accelerate, actuate, advance, advance against, advance upon, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, advertise, advocate, aggrandize, aggravated assault, aggression, aggressiveness, ambition, ambitiousness, amperage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bunt — n. act of hitting a baseball gently; push, butt (as with the head or horns) v. push, butt, ram (with the head or horns); hit softly (Baseball) …   English contemporary dictionary

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