shortstop

[shawrt-stop]

noun

Baseball.
  1. the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
  2. a fielder who covers this position.
Also called shortstop bath. Photography. stop bath.

Nearby words

  1. shortness,
  2. shorts,
  3. shortsighted,
  4. shortsightedly,
  5. shortsightedness,
  6. shortwall,
  7. shortwave,
  8. shortwave diathermy,
  9. shortwave radio,
  10. shortweight

Origin of shortstop

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; short + stop

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British Dictionary definitions for shortstop

shortstop

noun

baseball
  1. the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
  2. the player at this position
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Word Origin and History for shortstop

shortstop

n.

1837, from short (adj.) + stop (n.). In cricket, there also is a longstop.

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