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stop bath

noun, Photography
1.
an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print.
Also called shortstop, shortstop bath.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20

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
1835-45, Americanism; short + stop
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British Dictionary definitions for shortstop-bath

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

stop bath

noun
1.
a weakly acidic solution used in photographic processing to stop the action of a developer on a film, plate, or paper before the material is immersed in fixer
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Word Origin and History for shortstop-bath

shortstop

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for shortstop-bath

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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