ground rule
noun Date: 1890 1. a sports rule adopted to modify play on a particular field, court, or course 2. a rule of procedure <
ground rules for selecting a superintendent — American School Board Journal
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  • ground rule — ground′ rule n. 1) a basic or governing principle of conduct in a situation: the ground rules of a debate[/ex] 2) spo any of certain sports rules adopted, as in baseball, for playing in a particular stadium or field …   From formal English to slang

  • ground rule — ► NOUN ▪ a basic principle established to govern action or procedure …   English terms dictionary

  • ground rule — ☆ ground rule n. 1. Baseball any of a set of rules adapted to playing conditions in a specific ballpark 2. any of a set of rules governing a specific activity …   English World dictionary

  • ground rule — ground rules N COUNT: usu pl, oft N for/of n The ground rules for something are the basic principles on which future action will be based. The panel says the ground rules for the current talks should be maintained …   English dictionary

  • ground rule — {n.} 1. A rule in sports that is made especially for the grounds or place where a game is played. Usually used in the plural. * /There was such a big crowd at the baseball game, that the ground rules of the field were changed in case a ball went… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ground rule — {n.} 1. A rule in sports that is made especially for the grounds or place where a game is played. Usually used in the plural. * /There was such a big crowd at the baseball game, that the ground rules of the field were changed in case a ball went… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ground\ rule — noun 1. A rule in sports that is made especially for the grounds or place where a game is played. Usually used in the plural. There was such a big crowd at the baseball game, that the ground rules of the field were changed in case a ball went… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ground rule — /ˈgraʊnd rul/ (say grownd roohl) noun (usually plural) a basic rule of a game, meeting, procedure, etc.: *men in Australia have laid down the basic ground rules for the power structure –miriam dixson, 1984 …   Australian English dictionary

  • ground rule — noun (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑rule …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground rule — 1. Usually, ground rules. basic or governing principles of conduct in any situation or field of endeavor: the ground rules of press conferences. 2. Sports. any of certain rules specially adopted, as in baseball and softball, for dealing with… …   Universalium

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