Although it's now used as another word for cool
, it literally means something that strucks awe. Something so amazing, one is in awe seeing it. But like I said, nowadays it's used just like cool
I was struck with awe when I witnessed men landing on the moon. It was awesome.
In baseball: When three outs are made in one inning. There must be at least two base runners and no outs for it to occur. They are very uncommon, but are a great thing to see, especially when you're favorite team gets out of a jam.
Harry Kalas: The score is 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth between the Cardinals and the Phillies with the Phillies leading. The Cardinals have the bases loaded with no one out, so Phillies closer Billy Wagner is in a jam. Pujols steps to the plate. IT'S SMOKED TO THIRD BASE! Bell steps on the bag and throws towards second! Utley makes the throw to first...GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!! THE PHILLIES WIN IT!!!!! IT WILL BE SCORED A 5-4-3 TRIPLE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!