third base

third base
noun
1. the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball (Freq. 5)
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he was cut down on a close play at third

Syn: ↑third
Hypernyms: ↑base, ↑bag
2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
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he is playing third

Syn: ↑third
Hypernyms: ↑position
Member Holonyms: ↑baseball team

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

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Baseball.
1. the third in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate.
2. the playing position of the fielder covering the area of the infield near this base.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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third base,
Baseball.
1. the base that must be touched third by a runner.
2. the position of the fielder covering the area near this base.

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noun [singular]
baseball : the base that must be touched third by a base runner

a runner on third base

also : the position of the player who defends the area near third base

She plays third base.

— compare first base, home plate, second base

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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