home-base

home base

noun
1.
Baseball. home plate.
2.
home ( def 9 ).
3.
home ( def 8 ).

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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home base

noun
1. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home" [syn: home plate
2. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York" [syn: headquarters
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