intentional walk

intentional walk (plural intentional walks)

  1. (baseball) The intentional pitching of four balls (bad pitches), or of a fourth ball, in order to give the batter a walk (for example, so as to avoid the risk of a home run).
    Jones was given an intentional walk in order to face Smith.
  • French: (Europe) but-sur-balles intentionnel, (Quebec) base-sur-balles intentionnel

intentional walk (intentional walks, present participle intentional walking; past and past participle intentional walked)

  1. (baseball, nonstandard) To intentionally walk; to give a batter an intentional walk.

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