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third base

noun, Baseball.
the third in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate.
the playing position of the fielder covering the area of the infield near this base.
Origin of third base
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for third base
  • Ripken, now playing third base, will be remembered for his exemplary dedication to the game and to his team.
  • He gave up a single, then limped on his way to back up third base.
  • A-Rod will move from shortstop to third base in the upcoming season.
  • He can play first base, third base, and the corner outfield positions.
  • When a right-handed batter swings, his momentum takes him toward third base.
  • third base had only recently produced great hitters with excellent defensive skills.
  • While he was playing third base, a line drive caught him below his left eye.
Slang definitions & phrases for third base

think tank

noun phrase

An institute or institution that specializes in the custody of interpretive intellectuals, esp in the social sciences, and usually caters to and is financed by a government in return for studies, prognostications, etc: A peace academy would be part graduate school, part think tank

[1959+; think-tank, ''the brain,'' is found by 1905]

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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