third base

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

third baseman

noun

Examples of third base in a Sentence

  1. a runner on third base

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First Known Use of third base

1845


THIRD BASE Defined for English Language Learners

third base

noun

Definition of third base for English Language Learners

  • 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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