base hit

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noun Baseball.
  1. a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base without the commission of an error in the field or the making of a force-out or fielder's choice on another base runner.

Origin of base hit

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for base hit

single, hit, safety, bingle, dinger, one-bagger, tater

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Historical Examples of base hit

  • If the ring is thrown over one of the "base-hit" or "two-bagger" pegs, it shows the number of bases secured.