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

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Moving him to third base, the Orioles' posited, would bring his momentum toward first base on many throws and also give him a little more time on transfers. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "One for the future: Evaluating Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle," 10 July 2018 Devyn Greer wound up at third base on a squeeze bunt. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong," 8 July 2018 Choo, who threw out A.J. Ellis trying to move to third base on a single to left in the second inning, increased his current league-best on-base streak to 38 games. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers snap out of scoring rut with five-run sixth against Padres," 25 June 2018 Jones was caught off third base on a comebacker to the mound by Candelario. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers 3 observations: Bullpen's back end a real bright spot," 18 June 2018 Fushi went to third base on a sacrifice bunt and scored when Tyler Nelson sent a ball to foul territory in right field. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Silver Creek baseball falls to Adrean in the class 3A championship," 16 June 2018 Jarvis, the hero of Game 2 for Auburn, moved to third base on a wild pitch. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Gators earn return trip to CWS on wild walk-off home run," 12 June 2018 Caravan coach Brian Hurry waved Herron home from third base on Christian Lucio’s double. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Palmblad too good: Central Michigan recruit Ryan Palmblad up to the challenge as Brother Rice stops Mount Carmel," 2 June 2018 His plus-arm could give him the chance to also play third base at the major-league level someday. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Many scouts think he can become the face of a franchise. Will the Marlins draft him?," 1 June 2018

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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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