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Synonyms for bunt

(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores

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similar to Tilletia caries

fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores

hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance

to strike, thrust or shove against


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"If the test results indicate a sample might be Karnal bunt, officials go back and look for bunted wheat seeds," says Palm.
The ball will likely be bunted too hard, enabling the fielder to get to it quickly.
This will allow the hitter to start leaning toward first base just before or just as the ball is bunted.
A ball on the third-base side of the plate will force the batter to stay at the plate with his body leaning away from first base until after the ball is bunted. This will obviously slow down the bunting process.
However, fast balls can be bunted successfully if you will hold the bat still and loosely to deaden the bunt and get on top of the ball to make sure it goes to the ground.
Inform a batter in a "slash" or "fake-bunt-and-hit" position whether the infielders are "in" and thus vulnerable to the "slash" hit, or "back" and thus can be bunted on.
Either the ball was not bunted and he has to retreat to first immediately or it was bunted but not at a downward angle, meaning that he has to see whether the ball is going to be caught on the fly.
Once the hitter has bunted the ball, he should clearly understand that once he is safe at first base, his job is done.