Fungo definition

fŭnggō
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A fly ball hit for fielding practice by a player who tosses the ball up and hits it on its way down with a long, thin, light bat.
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(baseball) A batted ball, esp. a fly ball, hit for fielding practice: the ball is not pitched, but rather is tossed into the air by the batter and then struck as it descends.
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(baseball) A fielding practice drill where a person hits fly balls intended to be caught.

The fielding coach played fungo with the outfielders to warm them up.

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(baseball, informal) A fungo bat.

He is so strong he could hit it out of the park with a fungo.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fungo
Plural:
fungoes

Origin of fungo

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition