Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

second base

noun

Simple Definition of second base

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of second base

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

  2. 2 :  the player position for defending the area on the first-base side of second base

second baseman noun

Examples of second base in a sentence

  1. He slid into second base.

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



1845

First Known Use of second base

1845


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up second base? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex reduce disapprove soothe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ