first base noun
baseball : the base that must be touched first by a base runner; also : the position of the player who defends the area around first base
: the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
: the player position for defending the area around first base
: the first step or stage in a course of action <plans never got to first base>
— first base·man \-ˈbā-smən\ noun
Examples of FIRST BASE
- a runner on first base
- She hit a ground ball to first base.
- He used to be a catcher, but now he plays first base.
First Known Use of FIRST BASE
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