short-stop

shortstop

[shawrt-stop]
noun
1.
Baseball.
a.
the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
b.
a fielder who covers this position.
2.
Also called shortstop bath. Photography, stop bath.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; short + stop

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shortstop (ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp)
 
n
baseball
 a.  the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
 b.  the player at this position

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