home plate

noun, Baseball.
1.
the base at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a five-sided slab of whitened rubber set at ground level at the front corner of the diamond.
Also called home, the plate, home base.
Origin
1870–75, Americanism
Example Sentences for home plate
At the touch of a button, the robot's silvery jointed arm reared back and then moved steadily toward home plate.
Though the first act is a slow wind- up, the second act is a fast ball across home plate.
Almost nose to nose, an umpire, a manager and a star baseball player are screaming as they jostle for position near home plate.
For a pitcher, it's the strike zone over home plate that suddenly begins to jump around.
It contains an electronic home plate, ball and plastic bat.
The distance between a pitcher's mound and a home plate is twice as long as long jump records.
The stadium seating is primarily metal bleachers, although there are some bucket seats behind home plate.
British Dictionary definitions for home plate
home plate
 
n
baseball plate, home, Also called: home base a flat often five-sided piece of hard rubber or other material that serves to define the area over which the pitcher must throw the ball for a strike and that a base runner must safely reach on his way from third base to score a run

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Slang related to home plate

home plate

noun phrase

The landing field, aircraft carrier, etc, where an aircraft is based

general

get to first base

[1950s+ Air Force; fr the baseball sense, regarded as a goal and safe haven]


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