Definition of "screwball" [screwball]

  • (noun) Baseball A pitched ball that curves in the direction opposite to that of a normal curve ball.
  • (noun) Slang An eccentric, impulsively whimsical, or irrational person.
  • (adjective) Slang Impulsively whimsical; eccentric: That screwball proposal won't work.

Use "screwball" in a sentence

  • "Quote: We had some pitchers that threw what we called a screwball in those days, but that was a hard pitch to throw, and it was hard on your arm."
  • "The slider, fastball, and the screwball were all on tonight."
  • "One might assume that the incurve is simply the reverse of the outcurve, which would be the reverse of the curveball … which is to say, a screwball."

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