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

  • n. Baseball The base across the diamond from home plate, to be touched second by a runner.
  • n. Baseball The position played by a second baseman.

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  • n. The base opposite home plate in a baseball infield.
  • n. Touching a woman's breast.

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

  • n. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
  • n. the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball


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  • Instead, Brian Doyle found himself starting at second base against the Red Sox in a game that made even Carl Yastrzemski nervous.

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  • Sometime within the next five years, I will identify with the emotions many Yankees fans felt when watching Joe DiMaggio elegantly ease into second base for the last time.

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  • At age nineteen, at the Silver Dollar drive-in theater in the backseat of a 1954 Chevy Bel Air, I finally got to second base with a girl.

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  • “If Lonnie had been decoyed, he would have slid into second base instead of running 20 feet past the base and then just standing there.”

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  • Though second base was unsettled, Rick Burleson and Rico Petrocelli at short and third anchored the infield.

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  • After visiting the hospital I flew to Grissom Air Force Base, my second base visit in a week.

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  • About halfway toward second base, Dent saw second base umpire Al Clark circling his arm.

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