third base

third base
third′ base′
n.
1) spo the third of the bases in baseball, in counterclockwise order from home plate
2) spo the position of the fielder covering this base
Etymology: 1835–45, amer. third′ base′man, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • third base — ☆ third base n. Baseball 1. the base to the right of the pitcher, the third of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely 2. the defensive position played by the third baseman …   English World dictionary

  • third base — noun 1. the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball (Freq. 5) he was cut down on a close play at third • Syn: ↑third • Hypernyms: ↑base, ↑bag 2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the …   Useful english dictionary

  • third base — noun Date: 1845 1. the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball 2. the player position for defending the area around third base • third baseman noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • third base — {n.} The base to be touched third in baseball. * /He reached third base standing up on a long triple./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • third base — {n.} The base to be touched third in baseball. * /He reached third base standing up on a long triple./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • third\ base — noun the base to be touched third in baseball. He reached third base standing up on a long triple …   Словарь американских идиом

  • third base — noun a) The base after second base in a counter clockwise path around a baseball infield. The runner reached third base with a stand up triple. b) Touching a mans or womans genitals in a sexual manner; mutual masturbation …   Wiktionary

  • Third base (disambiguation) — Third base can mean: * Third baseman in baseball * Sexual slang for intimate contact that stops short of sexual intercourse (see Baseball metaphors for sex)ee also* 3rd Bass an old school rap group, active from 1987 to 1992 …   Wikipedia

  • third base — Baseball. 1. the third in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate. 2. the playing position of the fielder covering the area of the infield near this base. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • third base — n. act of oral sex or finger sex (used as a way to mark progress in sex, especially among youth) …   English slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”