4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

spitball \spit"ball'\, spit ball \spit" ball'\, noun

1. Paper chewed, and rolled into a ball, to be thrown as a missile; -- a childish prank.

2. (Baseball) A pitched ball in throwing which the pitcher grips the ball between two, or three, fingers on one side (which is made slippery, as by saliva) and the thumb on the other side, and delivers it so that it slips off the fingers with the least possible friction; -- also called {spitter}. When pitched directly overhand a spit ball darts downward, when pitched with the arm extended sidewise it darts down and out. The use of such a pitch is against the rules of professional baseball. [Cant] -- {Spit baller}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spitter \Spit"ter\, noun [See {Spit} to eject from the mouth.] One who ejects saliva from the mouth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spitter \Spit"ter\, noun [See {Spit} an iron prong.]

1. One who puts meat on a spit.

2. (Zool.) A young deer whose antlers begin to shoot or become sharp; a brocket, or pricket.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth) [syn: {spitter}, {expectorator}]

2: an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it [syn: {spitball}, {spitter}]

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