What does clutch mean?

Ability to perform under pressure

A term often used in sports and gaming that refers to a player's ability to perform well under extreme pressure, often at the end of a game.

The term comes from a vehicle's clutch, where timing is an important aspect for success. The value of a player's "clutchness" is a controversial topic as it involves a variety of factors and many stat geeks declare that it's an overrated attribute.


I think Jeter is regarded as so great because of his clutch hitting

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Updated October 22, 2014

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