base on balls


noun, plural bases on balls. Baseball.

the awarding of first base to a batter to whom four balls have been pitched.

Nearby words

  1. base metal,
  2. base of heart,
  3. base of lung,
  4. base of skull,
  5. base of stapes,
  6. base pair,
  7. base pairing,
  8. base path,
  9. base pay,
  10. base period

Origin of base on balls

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called walk, pass.

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