Definition of Line drive

1. Noun. (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter. "The batter hit a liner to the shortstop"

Exact synonyms: Liner
Generic synonyms: Fly, Fly Ball
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game



Definition of Line drive

1. Noun. (baseball softball) A batted ball hit hard enough and low enough that it appears to travel in a relatively straight line. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Line Drive

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line block
line break
line breaks
line breeding
line coach
line code
line codes
line conch
line conches
line dance
line dances
line dancing
line double
line drawing
line drive (current term)
line drives
line duty
line engraving
line fed
line feed
line feeding
line feeds
line for soleus muscle
line function
line functions
line graph
line graphs
line in the sand
line integral

Literary usage of Line drive

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1. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1917)
"Straight line drive—The last two mentioned arrangements of the gear box lend themselves particularly to that form of construction known as the straight line ..."

2. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1918)
"Straight line drive—The last two mentioned arrangements of the gear box lend themselves particularly to that form of construction known as the straight line ..."

3. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"See body Straight line drive—A shaft drive (qv) in which the drive shaft (qv) is nearly in a straight line with the crank shaft of the motor and the final ..."

4. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"By mounting one pair of gears above the other, approximately straight-line drive can be obtained. The internal gear-drive axle possesses the advantages of ..."

5. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"By mounting one pair of gears above the other, approximately straight-line drive can be obtained. The internal gear-drive axle possesses the advantages of ..."

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