base on balls

base on balls
Date: 1884 an advance to first base awarded a baseball player who during a turn at bat takes four pitches that are balls

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  • base on balls — base′ on balls′ n. pl. bases on balls spo walk 28) • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • base on balls — ☆ base on balls n. Baseball WALK …   English World dictionary

  • Base on balls — A base on balls (BB) is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls . It is better known as a walk. The base on balls is defined in Section 2.00 of baseball s… …   Wikipedia

  • Base on Balls — Rashad Eldridge beginnt seinen „Walk“ zur ersten Base, nach einer Base on Balls. Eine Base on Balls (abgekürzt BB), auch häufig als Walk bezeichnet, ist ein Ereignis beim Baseball. Eine Base on Balls kommt zustande, wenn der Schiedsrichter vier… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • base on balls — noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls (Freq. 3) he worked the pitcher for a base on balls • Syn: ↑walk, ↑pass • Derivationally related forms: ↑walk ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • base on balls — {n.} First base given to a baseball batter who is pitched four balls outside of the strike zone. * /He was a good judge of pitchers and often received bases on balls./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • base on balls — {n.} First base given to a baseball batter who is pitched four balls outside of the strike zone. * /He was a good judge of pitchers and often received bases on balls./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • base on balls — pl. bases on balls. Baseball. the awarding of first base to a batter to whom four balls have been pitched. Also called walk, pass. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • base\ on\ balls — noun First base given to a baseball batter who is pitched four balls outside of the strike zone. He was a good judge of pitchers and often received bases on balls …   Словарь американских идиом

  • base on balls — noun An instance where the batter is allowed to go directly to first base without the possibility of being put out, due to the opposing pitcher delivering four balls. Syn: walk …   Wiktionary

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