base stealer

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of base stealer

: a baseball player who steals bases
  • Renteria is twenty-eight years old, a good fielder and base stealer
  • —Allen Barra

base stealing

noun
    • Another factor in base stealing that Morgan believes is overlooked is the failure rate.
    • —Randy Minkoff

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1875

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