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first base

noun

Simple Definition of first base

  • 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. 1 :  the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball

  2. 2 :  the player position for defending the area around first base

  3. 3 :  the first step or stage in a course of action <plans never got to first base>

first base·man play \-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.



1845

First Known Use of first base

1845


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