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two-base hit

[too-beys] /ˈtuˌbeɪs/
noun, Baseball.
a base hit that enables a batter to reach second base safely.
Also called double.
Origin of two-base hit
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This two-base hit seemed to spell Joes undoing, for the next man duplicated and the first run was scored.

  • He was flabbergasted for a while,” replied Joe, “but he finally called it a two-base hit and let it go at that.

  • The visitors now came to bat again, and the first ball Winters pitched was slammed out into left field for a two-base hit.

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