fastball vs hummer what difference

what is difference between fastball and hummer

English

Etymology

fast + ball

Noun

fastball (plural fastballs)

  1. (baseball) Any of the variations of high speed pitches thrown in baseball
  2. (baseball) A four-seam fastball, which is a backspin pitch thrown with a ball gripped in the direction to cause four of the seams of the ball to cross the flight path and released with roughly equal pressure by the index and middle fingers
    The pitcher had a blazing fastball.

Synonyms

  • hummer (slang)
  • cheese (slang)
  • heat (slang)
  • gas (slang)
  • Linda Ronstadt (slang)
    • 1986 May 1, “Talkin’ Baseball . . . The Can of Corn Is Back on the Shelf,” Los Angeles Times:
      A couple of players told me that they refer to a situation in which the batter is badly overmatched by a fastball as a Linda Ronstadt… That refers to Ronstadt’s million-selling remake of Roy Orbison’s hit song, “Blue Bayou” (blew by you).

See also

  • curveball
  • slider
  • cut fastball
  • two-seam fastball
  • split-finger fastball
  • sinker
  • screwball
  • knuckleball
  • gyroball
  • spitball
  • change-up
  • Bugs Bunny change-up

Anagrams

  • fat balls


English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌmə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

hum +‎ -er

Noun

hummer (plural hummers)

  1. One who hums.
  2. (informal) A Humvee.
  3. A type of vehicle resembling a jeep but bulkier.
    The newlyweds took a hummer limo back to their casino resort.
  4. (informal) A hummingbird.
  5. (informal) A humdinger.
  6. (baseball) A fastball.
  7. (slang) Fellatio in which the person performing the act vibrates their mouth by humming.
  8. (slang) A very energetic or lively person, a powerful lively thing.
  9. (slang) Something or someone exceptional of their type.
  10. (slang, obsolete) An obvious lie.
  11. (slang, obsolete) A liar.
  12. (slang) An erection of the penis.

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Perhaps from humbug, which has the same sense?”)

Noun

hummer (plural hummers)

  1. (slang) An arrest on false pretexts.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse humarr.

Noun

hummer c (singular definite hummeren, plural indefinite hummere)

  1. lobster

Inflection

Noun

hummer n (singular definite hummeret, plural indefinite hummere)

  1. den, hole

Inflection


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse humarr

Noun

hummer m (definite singular hummeren, indefinite plural hummere, definite plural hummerne)

  1. a lobster (crustacean)

See also

  • hummar (Nynorsk)

References

  • “hummer” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse humarr.

Noun

hummer c

  1. lobster

Declension

Derived terms

  • hummerklo
  • hummertina
  • snuskhummer

See also

  • krabba
  • kräfta

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