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meatball (plural meatballs)
- A ball of minced or ground meat, seasoned and cooked.
- 1894, Yearbook of Agriculture:
- Meatballs may contain ground meat mixed with seasonings, breadcrumbs, mashed potatoes, rice, and liquid. The meat mixture is often shaped, browned. and simmered in a sauce for 30 to 45 minutes over low heat or in a 350° F. oven. During cooking the meat is basted with the sauce occasionally. Meatballs also may be fried in a pan or in deep fat.
- 1996: Mrs. Miracle. Debbie Macomber. Pg. 101.
- I prefer spaghetti with meatballs instead the meat all crumbled in with the sauce.
- (slang) A stupid person; a meathead.
- (baseball) An easy pitch to hit, especially thrown right down the middle of the plate.
- 2020, Alex Hall, “Oakland A’s faced all their nightmares in Game 3 and wrote a new ending”, in Athletics Nation:
- And then. A 98.4 fastball on the inside half of the plate, ring him up, Strike 3, game over. It wasn’t a meatball like Terrence Long watched to finish 2003 ALDS Game 5, but it felt the same.
- (aviation) An optical landing system.
- 1961, Approach, volume 7:
- During a pitching deck recovery a pilot must average out the meatball oscillations at the ramp in an attempt to maintain his airplane on the desired glide slope.
- (graphical user interface) A menu icon of three horizontal dots.
ball of minced or ground meat
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