Adjective "knuckleball" definition and examples

(Knuckleball may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnʌklbɔːl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A slow pitch which moves erratically, made by releasing the ball from the knuckles of the first joints of the index and middle finger.
  1. 'Eddie Cicotte is thought to be the first major league pitcher to specialize in throwing the knuckleball.'
  2. 'He had pitched in high school and occasionally had thrown a knuckleball.'

More definitions

1. a slow pitch that moves erratically toward home plate, usually delivered by holding the ball between the thumb and the knuckles of the first joints of the first two or three fingers.

More examples(as adjective)

"specialists can be knuckleball."

"pitchers can be knuckleball."

"artists can be knuckleball."

Origin

(knuckle ball)