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Roundtripper

adjective; derivation
Baseball slang to describe a hit that becomes a homerun. Comes from the fact that the batter makes a roundtrip of all bases once he/she hits a home run. (“Clark hasn’t had many roundtrippers this season”) Baseball slang to categorize a particular hit as a homerun. Comes from the fact that once a batter hits a homerun he/she has a to make a roundtrip of all 4 bases.
 
Well that’s a roundtripper.
Etymology : known stem roundtrip with alternate ending -er
Source : Conversation with friend about baseball during the world series
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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