second base


second base

noun

baseball : the base that must be touched second by a base runner; also : the position of the player who defends the area near second base

Full Definition of SECOND BASE

1
:  the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
2
:  the player position for defending the area on the first-base side of second base
second baseman noun

Examples of SECOND BASE

  1. He slid into second base.
  2. He used to play second base for the Red Sox.

First Known Use of SECOND BASE

1845

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