Meaning of “double play” in the English Dictionary

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"double play" in British English

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double playnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈpleɪ/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈpleɪ/

Examples from literature

  • A hit, an error, a double play, another hit, a steal, and a forced out—these told Wayne's dogged, unsuccessful trial for the winning run. 
  • An attempt to sacrifice him home failed, and a double play was made, retiring the side. 
  • If the batter tried to get a hit, it looked like a great opportunity for a double play by Harvard. 
  • With runners on bases, a double play may sometimes be made by allowing such a hit to first strike the ground. 

(Definition of “double play” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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