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Univerbation of clean +‎ up.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkliːnʌp/, [ˈkʰliːˌnʌp]
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cleanup (countable and uncountable, plural cleanups)

  1. The act of cleaning or tidying something.
  2. (baseball) Fourth in the batting order; a cleanup hitter.
    • 1994, Ronald A. Mayer, The 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend, →ISBN, page 27:
      The starting lineup for Newark consisted of Johnny Neun leading off at first base; the number two hitter was catcher Norman Kies; batting third and playing second base was Andy Cohen; at cleanup was "The People's Cherce," Dixie Walker; George Selkirk was hitting fifth and playing right field; Bob Barrett was at third base and hitting sixth; Jess Hill was the number seven batter in left field; Red Rolfe batted eighth and played shortstop; and the right-hander, George Miner, was on the mound.
    • 2000, Richard Ben Cramer, Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, →ISBN, page 528:
      There it was: McDougald at cleanup, and DiMaggio fifth.
    • 2010, Kenneth Hogan, Batting 10th for the Yankees, →ISBN:
      I had been getting hits off Jim Palmer and had a streak going and went from hitting 8th to 7th, to 6th, 5th, and then finally McKeon put me in at cleanup.
    Jones will be batting cleanup in tonight's game.

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