base runner

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of base runner

:a baseball player of the team at bat who is on base or is attempting to reach a base

baserunning

noun

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First Known Use of base runner

1866


BASE RUNNER Defined for English Language Learners

base runner

noun

Definition of base runner for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a player who is on base or is trying to reach a base


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