first base

noun

Definition of first base

  1. 1 :  the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball

  2. 2 :  the player position for defending the area around first base

  3. 3 :  the first step or stage in a course of action plans never got to first base

first baseman

play \-ˈbā-smən\ noun

Examples of first base in a Sentence

  1. a runner on first base

  2. She hit a ground ball to first base.

  3. He used to be a catcher, but now he plays first base.

First Known Use of first base

1848


FIRST BASE Defined for English Language Learners

first base

noun

Definition of first base for English Language Learners

  • baseball : the base that must be touched first by a base runner; also : the position of the player who defends the area around first base


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