base course

noun

1
a
: the first or lowest course of a wall (as of a foundation wall or of the wall of a building above the basement)
b
: the bottom layer of material laid down in the construction of a pavement
2
of a ship : a straight-line course
the destroyer turned back to base course

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“Base course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/base%20course. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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