[ beys-muhn ]

noun,plural base·men.Baseball.
  1. a first, second, or third baseman.

Origin of baseman

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; base1 + -man

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

How to use baseman in a sentence

  • The Belden third baseman looked at the Belden catcher, and they both looked at their blue-eyed, freckle-faced captain.

  • Then, as if changing his mind, he shot it to the third baseman, who caught it and stamped a decisive foot upon the sack.

  • Both the shortstop and the second baseman were facing the outfield, watching the soaring ball.

  • Pitcher and baseman ran for the bunt; Hollis was safe, and the sprinting Dreer went to third without even drawing a throw.

    The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey

British Dictionary definitions for baseman


/ (ˈbeɪsmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. baseball a fielder positioned near a base

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