base runner

base runner
noun Date: 1867 a baseball player of the team at bat who is on base or is attempting to reach a base • baserunning noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • base runner — ☆ base runner n. Baseball any member of the team at bat who has reached first, second, or third base safely or is trying to reach a base or home plate …   English World dictionary

  • base runner — base′ run ner n. spo a baseball player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another • Etymology: 1865–70, amer. base′ run ning, n …   From formal English to slang

  • base runner — base running. Baseball. a player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • base runner — noun a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑runner • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑ballplayer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • runner — [run′ər] n. [ME renner] 1. a person, animal, or thing that runs; specif., a) a racer ☆ b) Baseball BASE RUNNER ☆ c) Football a player running with the ball 2. a person who runs errands, carries messages, etc., as for a bank or brokerage house …   English World dictionary

  • base line — [bās′līn΄] 1. a) a line serving as a base b) any starting or reference point, figure, amount, level, etc. with which others can be measured or compared c) Surveying a horizontal line measured with special accuracy to provide a base for survey by… …   Universalium

  • base line — [bās′līn΄] 1. a) a line serving as a base b) any starting or reference point, figure, amount, level, etc. with which others can be measured or compared c) Surveying a horizontal line measured with special accuracy to provide a base for survey by… …   English World dictionary

  • base hit — base′ hit′ n. spo a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base safely without the commission of an error in the field or a force out or fielder s choice on a base runner • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Base Wars — Infobox VG title = Cyber Stadium Series: Base Wars caption = Base Wars cover art developer = Konamicite web|url= http://www.rottentomatoes.com/g/nintendo/base wars/overview.php|title= AN OVERVIEW OF BASE WARS|accessdate= 2008 01 05|publisher=… …   Wikipedia

  • base path — noun Etymology: base (I) : the area between the bases of a baseball field used by a base runner * * * Baseball. the prescribed course for a base runner on the field extending in designated areas between the bases. [1930 35] * * * n. Baseball the… …   Useful english dictionary

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