Daisy Cutter (1866)

“John Snyder at centre field played his part well, and Wilson at short stop marked his play by a brilliant stop with one hand of a ‘daisy cutter’ from McDonald’s bat.” New York Herald, September 20, 1866, p7 [Edward Nichols]

  • NOTE: The 2009 Dictionary has this citation but not the actual quote. Also, the term was used in cricket as early as 1855.