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shortstop

[shawrt-stop] /ˈʃɔrtˌstɒp/
noun
1.
Baseball.
  1. the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
  2. a fielder who covers this position.
2.
Also called shortstop bath. Photography, stop bath.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; short + stop
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British Dictionary definitions for shorts-tops

shortstop

/ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp/
noun
1.
(baseball)
  1. the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
  2. the player at this position
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Word Origin and History for shorts-tops

shortstop

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for shorts-tops

shorts, the

noun phrase

Lack of money; a shortage of funds: He is troubled with the shorts with regard to dough (1932+)


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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