knuckle ball

/ˈnʌkəl bɔl/ (say 'nukuhl bawl)

noun Baseball
a slow pitch that moves erratically towards the batter.
{US; from the delivery made by holding the ball between the thumb and knuckles of the first joints of the first two or three fingers}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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