curveball

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curve +‎ ball

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curveball ‎(plural curveballs)

  1. (baseball) A forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve"
    He bit on a curveball in the dirt.
  2. (by extension) An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.
    Life has thrown him a few curveballs.

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curveball ‎(third-person singular simple present curveballs, present participle curveballing, simple past and past participle curveballed)

  1. (baseball) To throw a curveball.