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A home run.
- ‘He hit a homer over the right field wall to give us the lead.’
- ‘Famously, he hit a home run in his first at-bat, the only homer of his career.’
- ‘Could you put together a list of players who hit 20 or more homers with the lowest batting average in one season?’
- ‘Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, his 45th home run of the season, in the third inning off Jason Marquis for a 5-4 Dodger lead.’
- ‘If these estimates are close, Williams would have ranked only behind Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in lifetime homers.’
2A homing pigeon.
- ‘The homers flap about and waddle towards the door.’
- ‘Keep your homers in the pen for a few weeks before you let them out for the first time.’
- ‘He maintains one of the world's best known teams of racing homers at the Royal Lofts, Sandringham.’
- ‘A racing homer can average 40 miles per hour or more under normal conditions, but they have reached speeds of 60 miles per hour and faster.’
3informal A referee or official who is thought to favour the team playing at home.
- ‘I was tired, having played two games just before that one, the ref was a homer,’
- ‘Referees do seem to be homers but they are only human.’
- ‘Luckily for him, the referee is a complete homer so he gets away with it both times.’
- ‘‘I probably shouldn't call referees homers, but I think generally they bend a little bit to the home side and may be pressured by the crowd,’ he explained.’
Hit a home run.
(8th century bc), Greek epic poet. He is traditionally held to be the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, though modern scholarship has revealed the place of the Homeric poems in a preliterate oral tradition. In later antiquity Homer was regarded as the greatest poet, and his poems were constantly used as a model and source by others.
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