from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who plays a ball game, especially baseball.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an athlete who plays baseball.

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  • noun An athlete, usually a basketball, baseball, or football player.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an athlete who plays baseball


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