basepath

noun

base·​path ˈbās-ˌpath How to pronounce basepath (audio)
-ˌpäth
variants or base path
: the area between the bases of a baseball field used by a base runner

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So feared was Wills that the San Francisco Giants’ grounds crew dug up the basepath and added peat moss and damp soil to slow him down in a critical late-summer game in 1962 at Candlestick Park. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2022 Wiseman was safe at first, but Hartle was called for sliding out of the basepath and into second baseman John Lubert. James Weber, The Enquirer, 29 May 2022 So happiness is found hurling a rubber ball at a younger runner on the basepath? Callum Borchers, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Chad Fairchild ruled Peterson was out of the basepath. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2021 Báez retreated back toward home plate down the basepath and Craig absentmindedly jogged back toward the plate to tag Báez. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 And with Eric Hosmer at the plate, Tatis looked to get aggressive on the basepath. Andrew Joseph, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 While softball is far from a full-contact sport, tagging on the basepaths is part of the game and collisions on the field are impossible to predict. Sean Gregory, Time, 24 May 2020 Error 0: Of the five Memorial batters that managed to find the basepaths over those 21 batters, three arrived in the team’s last at-bat when a bunt single, a walk and a dribbler scored one run but no more. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basepath was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Basepath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basepath. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 5 Oct 2022

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