THIRD-BASE

third base

noun Baseball.
1.
the third in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate.
2.
the playing position of the fielder covering the area of the infield near this base.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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third base

noun
1. the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third" 
2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate); "he is playing third" 
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