noun (1)
short·stop | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌstäp \

Definition of shortstop 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the player position in baseball for defending the infield area on the third-base side of second base

2 : the player stationed in the shortstop position


noun (2)
\ ˈshȯrt-ˌstäp \

Definition of short-stop (Entry 2 of 2)

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The Stratford senior shortstop had a monster year at the plate to cap off a standout career. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Stratford's Georgia Clark is All-Greater Houston Softball Hitter of the Year," 5 July 2018 Eric Marasheski, La Salle, infielder: The slick-fielding senior shortstop was voted the Catholic League’s defensive player of the year. Rick O'brien,, "Rick O'Brien's 2018 all-Southeastern Pennsylvania baseball team," 16 June 2018 Davis, a senior shortstop who has signed with Kentucky, was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Senior star Sullivan leads Scott County to third title in five years," 9 June 2018 The senior shortstop and Arizona commit helped lead Ironwood Ridge to the 5A title game. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona High School Softball Player of the Year nominees," 7 June 2018 Saint Louis senior shortstop Alex King, from St. James Academy, went with the 1,059th pick in the 35th round to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Royals VP’s son among Kansas City ties on final day of MLB draft," 6 June 2018 Morningside also featured senior shortstop Dylan Mersola, a 2013 Burbank High graduate. Jeff Tully,, "College Update: Burroughs grads Malone, Lopez enjoy fruitful freshmen campaigns," 1 June 2018 Mitchell College senior shortstop Garet Griffin of Plainfield was one of 16 Division III players selected to participate in the 44th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Joe Walsh All-Star Game., "Regional Digest: Columbia Tops Yale For Ivy League Baseball Title," 23 May 2018 Senior shortstop Maya Amm collected three hits from the leadoff spot for Cornerstone. Paul Ivice,, "Cornerstone loses state softball final to Admiral Farragut in seventh," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of shortstop

Noun (1)

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1936, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shortstop

baseball : the player who defends the area between second and third base


short·stop | \ ˈshȯrt-ˌstäp \

Kids Definition of shortstop

: a baseball infielder whose position is between second and third base

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