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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Example sentences
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.
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