baseliner

[ beys-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈbeɪsˌlaɪ nər /

noun Tennis.

a player who typically plays near the baseline using ground strokes, as distinguished from one who typically goes to the net.

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Origin of baseliner

First recorded in 1900–05; baseline + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for baseliner

baseliner
/ (ˈbeɪsˌlaɪnə) /

noun

tennis a player who plays most of his or her shots from the back of court
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