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He pitched a no-hitter; though it wasn’t a perfect game.
  baseball:  a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits
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Strongly Associated with:   perfect game
In baseball, a player can reach first base without getting a "hit."  For example a fielding error or a walk would put a player on base without accomplishing a "hit."  A "perfect game" is a game where no opposing player reaches base.
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  • He pitched a no-hitter; though it wasn’t a perfect game.
  • They sat there a while, talking about Minnie, and Uncle Jerry’s no-hitter in the high school finals of 1908.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916
  • In practice, they both realized that their chances were about as good as they were for a pitcher who deliberately sets out to throw a no-hitter.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • "Ain’t what he said when I pitched a no-hitter against Sandy Bluff.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
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Associated words [difficulty]:   no-hitter [9] , Triple Crown [8]
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