base hit


noun Baseball.

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.

Nearby words

  1. base deficit,
  2. base estate,
  3. base excess,
  4. base exchange,
  5. base head,
  6. base hospital,
  7. base jump,
  8. base jumping,
  9. base level,
  10. base line

Origin of base hit

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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Examples from the Web for base hit

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