home run

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home run

n. Abbr. HR Baseball
A hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the diamond and score a run.

home run

n
(Baseball) baseball a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area

home′ run′


n.
a hit in baseball allowing the batter to circle the bases and score a run.
[1855–60, Amer.]

home run

A hit that allows the batter to get around all the bases in one turn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home run - a base hit on which the batter scores a runhome run - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
solo blast, solo homer - a home run with no runners on base
2.home run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goalhome run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Translations
coup de circuit
ホームラン本塁打
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