follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

shortstop

[shawrt-stop] /ˈʃɔrtˌstɒp/
noun
1.
Baseball.
  1. the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
  2. a fielder who covers this position.
2.
Also called shortstop bath. Photography, stop bath.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; short + stop

stop bath

noun, Photography
1.
an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print.
Also called shortstop, shortstop bath.
Origin
1915-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for short-stop bath

shortstop

/ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp/
noun
1.
(baseball)
  1. the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
  2. the player at this position

stop bath

noun
1.
a weakly acidic solution used in photographic processing to stop the action of a developer on a film, plate, or paper before the material is immersed in fixer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for short-stop bath

shortstop

n.

1837, from short (adj.) + stop (n.). In cricket, there also is a longstop.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for short-stop bath

shorts, the

noun phrase

Lack of money; a shortage of funds: He is troubled with the shorts with regard to dough (1932+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for shortstop

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for short

8
7
Scrabble Words With Friends