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ballplayer (n.)

also ball-player, "one who plays a ball game," mid-15c., from ball (n.1) + player.

updated on October 03, 2022

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Definitions of ballplayer from WordNet

ballplayer (n.)
an athlete who plays baseball;
Synonyms: baseball player
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