prisoner's base

noun

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prisoner's base

Statistics for prisoner's base

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prisoner's base

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

See more words from the same year

Comments on prisoner's base

What made you want to look up prisoner's base? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a usually brief trip or an expedition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!