prisoner's base

noun

: a game in which players on each of two teams seek to tag and imprison players of the other team who have ventured out of their home territory

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prisoner's base was circa 1773

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“Prisoner's base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prisoner%27s%20base. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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