four-a-cat n. See four old cat
four old cat n. three old cat played with four batters
three old cat n. See three-a-cat
three-a-cat n. two-a-cat played with three bases and three batters
Okay, great! Now if we can just find out what two-a-cat is . . .
two-a-cat n. See two old cat
Are we stupid enough to keep falling for this trick? We are.
two old cat n. one old cat played with two batters
We're down to one! Now we're finally going to get the definition, right?
one old cat n. See one-a-cat
And if you look up that, you finally discover -- eight definitions later! -- that all these games were precursors to modern baseball. But the definitions of these various games remind me of a different American sport.