third base

noun

Definition of third base

1 : the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
2 : the player position for defending the area around third base

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Other Words from third base

third baseman noun

Examples of third base in a Sentence

a runner on third base
Recent Examples on the Web Aledmys Diaz, originally in the lineup at third base, moved over to first in place of Gurriel. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yuli Gurriel a late scratch from Astros' lineup," 1 Sep. 2019 With Bellinger at third base, pinch-hitter Russell Martin grounded out to end the game and spark an elated Bradley. Los Angeles Times, "Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen struggle as Dodgers lose third straight," 31 Aug. 2019 In the top of the fifth, Dubón fielded a grounder at second and fired to third base instead of first to cut down Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants on verge of worst home season in Oracle Park history, lose series to Pirates," 12 Sep. 2019 Toro made a routine play on Bo Bichette’s grounder to third base for the last out. Fox News, "Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter," 2 Sep. 2019 Toro made a routine play on Bo Bichette’s grounder to third base for the last out. Washington Post, "Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter, Astros beat Jays 2-0," 2 Sep. 2019 Toro made a routine play on Bo Bichette’s grounder to third base for the last out. Ian Harrison, BostonGlobe.com, "Astros’ Justin Verlander throws another no-hitter," 1 Sep. 2019 Bryant, who has played with a sore right knee for the last two months, will bat third and play third base. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Kris Bryant returns to the lineup, but Javier Baez is a late scratch as the Cubs face the Brewers," 4 Sep. 2019 Monday night, for example, the top of the lineup featured Trevor Story at shortstop, Blackmon in right field, Nolan Arenado at third base and Daniel Murphy at first base. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Reeling Rockies’ September mission: Win, get a long look at prospects," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of third base

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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third base

noun

English Language Learners Definition of third base

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

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