around the horn


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around the horn

1. In baseball, throwing the ball from third base to second base to first base, either as part of a double play or as a tradition following a strikeout. Taken from the nautical term "around the Horn," referring to Cape Horn of South America, the long way to navigate around the continent since the creation of the Panama Canal. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The players always toss the ball around the horn after the batter strikes out as a way to keep their arms limber.
2. A difficult route chosen despite a simpler alternative. This meaning is also taken from the nautical term. If traffic on the highway is too bad, we might have to go around the horn instead.
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He also praised the role of the Seabees supporting the Marines in Iraq and talked about plans for the Navy to assume a new role in the detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and new responsibilities fighting terrorism and piracy around the Horn of Africa.
He did just that at Newbury two months ago when the horse stormed home by nine lengths from Around The Horn.
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Keynote Panel: Around the Horn 2," moderated by William McKnight, will be held Wednesday, February 8, from 9:15 a.
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We knew how important it was to get around the Horn in touch with the pack, unscathed and in a position to challenge for the leg win in the final 2,000 miles," Walker said.
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