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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball A base, usually consisting of a hard rubber slab, at one of the corners of a diamond at which a batter stands when hitting and which a base runner must finally touch in order to score.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat, pentagonal, rubber object placed at the center of the batter's box, which is used as a basis for judging pitched strikes and balls, and the touching of which by a runner advancing from or past third base scores a run.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • n. See Home base, under Home.

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

  • n. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score


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