prisoner's base


Definition of prisoner's base

: 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

First Known Use of prisoner's base

circa 1773, in the meaning defined above

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

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prisoner's base

prisoner at large

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“Prisoner's base.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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