Meaning of knuckleballer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnʌk(ə)lbɔːlə/


  • A pitcher whose pitching style largely involves throwing knuckleballs.

    ‘he led the league in strikeouts as a knuckleballer’
    • ‘Maybe he has the answer of how to get a base hit off a knuckleballer - have a terrible swing.’
    • ‘Lindell was a pitcher turned outfielder turned knuckleballer who continually reinvented himself.’
    • ‘The 37-year-old knuckleballer followed Johan Santana's no-hitter with a dazzling performance of his own.’
    • ‘Still, it was an amazing season for the game's greatest knuckleballer.’
    • ‘Age 35 seems to regularly usher in the beginning of a career plateau of sorts for knuckleballers.’
    • ‘Unlike most knuckleballers, he is controlling the pitch with pinpoint accuracy.’