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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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Examples from the web for shortstop
  • All three spent significant time in their careers playing the shortstop position.
  • There are some days in which he imagines he is playing shortstop.
  • The second baseman asked to be traded in spring training because he wanted to play shortstop instead.
  • His team is comprised of a motley group of uninspired ball players with a dog-Snoopy-as shortstop.
  • Polymerization is conducted in a series of reactors using initiators and catalysts and is terminated with a shortstop solution.
  • To use a sports metaphor, a great shortstop does not make a great baseball team.
British Dictionary definitions for shortstop

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 shortstop
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for shortstop

shortstop

verb
  1. To take food being passed to someone else at the table
  2. To wait on another salesperson's customer (1940s+)

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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