second base

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of second base

1 : the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
2 : the player position for defending the area on the first-base side of second base

second baseman

noun

Examples of second base in a Sentence

  1. He slid into second base.

  2. He used to play second base for the Red Sox.

Recent Examples of second base from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'second base.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of second base

1845

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

SECOND BASE Defined for English Language Learners

second base

Definition of second base for English Language Learners

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


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to recoil in dread or terror

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

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!