Definition of double play in English:

double play

noun

Baseball
  • A defensive play in which two players are put out.

    • ‘Despite fastballs and double plays, major league baseball games are longer than they used to be.’
    • ‘If an infielder purposely drops a soft fly ball, it can easily result in a double play or triple play.’
    • ‘Players will spear hard grounders with backhanded-finesse, make over-the-shoulder catches or turn double plays by leaping over oncoming base runners.’
    • ‘Umpires must keep their eyes on fielders who intentionally drop line drives to create double plays.’
    • ‘There is no final score, but mentions that a sensational double play in the ninth inning stopped the Cardinals.’