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.
Origin of prisoner's base
Also called prison base.
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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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