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shortstop

[ shawrt-stop ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌstɒp /
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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.

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Origin of shortstop

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; short + stop
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British Dictionary definitions for shortstop

shortstop
/ (ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp) /

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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