first base


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

Full Definition of FIRST BASE

1
:  the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
2
:  the player position for defending the area around first base
3
:  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

  1. a runner on first base
  2. She hit a ground ball to first base.
  3. He used to be a catcher, but now he plays first base.

First Known Use of FIRST BASE

1845

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