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A baseball pitch in which the ball is released from the palm and thumb rather than the fingers.
- ‘He had a palm ball that batters couldn't hit, as well as good control.’
- ‘He needs to prove he isn't a one-year wonder and is capable of getting outs against hitters now familiar with his palm ball.’
- ‘Saunders throws a version of the palm ball, with the ball resting in the back of his hand instead of being supported by fingers.’
- ‘In college and the minor leagues, Etherton's out pitch was a palm ball, which resembles a slow forkball because of the way it dives as it approaches the plate.’
- ‘Blair has emerged as a reliable long man because of a newly developed palm ball.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.