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shortstop

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noun short·stop \-ˌstäp\

Simple Definition of shortstop

  • baseball : the player who defends the area between second and third base

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shortstop

  1. 1 :  the player position in baseball for defending the infield area on the third-base side of second base

  2. 2 :  the player stationed in the shortstop position


SHORTSTOP Defined for Kids

shortstop

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noun short·stop \ˈshȯrt-ˌstäp\

Definition of shortstop for Students

  1. :  a baseball infielder whose position is between second and third base




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