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.