any of various children's games in which each of two teams has a home base where members of the opposing team are kept prisoner after being tagged or caught and from which they can be freed only in specified ways.
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Origin of prisoner's base
Also called prison base.
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British Dictionary definitions for prisoner's base
a children's game involving two teams, members of which chase and capture each other to increase the number of children in their own base
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