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home base

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noun
  1. Baseball. home plate.
  2. home(def 9).
  3. home(def 8).
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Origin of home base

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

dishhomeplatter

Examples from the Web for home base

Historical Examples

  • Hideyoshi had chosen Nagoya in the province of Hizen as the home-base of his operations.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3

    Various

  • When the pitcher lifted his arm Dreer dashed for home-base, and seemed beating the ball.

  • The lines from home-base to first, and from home to third are indefinitely prolonged and called foul-lines.