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hot corner

noun, Baseball.
1.
third base (def 2).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for hot corner
  • hot corner-hungry patrons, especially in deep setups, should give him a shot.
  • Feeling better now, he should not be hindered in his return to the hot corner.
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hot corner

noun phrase
  1. Any very dangerous and crucial place: The North African front is a ''hot corner'' (1854+)
  2. Third base, esp as a fielding position (1889+ Baseball)

[baseball sense reflects the time when most sluggers were right-handed hitters]


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