base runner

or base·run·ner

[ beys-ruhn-er ]
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  1. a player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another.

Origin of base runner

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

Other words from base runner

  • base run·ning, noun

Words Nearby base runner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use base runner in a sentence

  • A base runner should never stop trying to make a base until the ball is in the hands of the baseman.

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