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[beys-muh n] /ˈbeɪs mən/
noun, plural basemen. Baseball.
a first, second, or third baseman.
Origin of baseman
1855-60, Americanism; base1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For the third base it may be advisable to have a signal with the baseman to notify him of a throw.

    Base-Ball John M. Ward
  • There was a laugh at this, and Mackay, the third baseman, looked a little sheepish.

  • It was Pink Northrop, right fielder, who finally recovered it and threw it frantically in to second baseman.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • This was Orville Foxhall, second baseman of the Wyndham nine.

  • Third baseman smothered it as it arose from the ground for the first bound and threw swiftly.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Then Burkett, the burly first baseman of the Giants, strode to the plate.

British Dictionary definitions for baseman


noun (pl) -men
(baseball) a fielder positioned near a base
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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