from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
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- noun baseball A flat,
pentagonal, rubber object placed at the center of the batter's box, which is used as a basis for judging pitched strikesand balls, and the touching of which by a runner advancing from or past third basescores a run.
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- noun (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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