spitball

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Etymology[edit]

spit +‎ ball

Noun[edit]

spitball ‎(plural spitballs)

  1. (baseball) A pitch of a baseball that has been partly covered with saliva, illegal at most levels.
  2. A balled-up piece of paper, moistened with saliva (by chewing) and shot through a drinking straw.

Verb[edit]

spitball ‎(third-person singular simple present spitballs, present participle spitballing, simple past and past participle spitballed)

  1. (baseball) To moisten the ball with saliva before pitching it.
  2. To brainstorm ideas.
    • 2008, Role Models, 01:09:07
      - Yes, Wheeler?
      - Question. Maybe a stupid one, but I'm just spitballing here.

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