base hit

noun
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of base hit

: a hit in baseball that enables the batter to reach base safely without benefit of an error or fielder's choice

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First Known Use of base hit

1871

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Definition of base hit for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a hit that allows a batter to reach a base safely : a single, double, triple, or home run


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