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extra-base hit

[ ek-struh-beys ]
/ ˈɛk strəˈbeɪs /
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noun Baseball.

a base hit that enables a batter to reach more than one base safely, as a two-base hit, three-base hit, or home run.

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Origin of extra-base hit

First recorded in 1945–50
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