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base hit

n. Baseball
A hit by which the batter reaches base safely without incurring an error, fielder's choice, or force play.
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n.
a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base safely without the commission of an error in the field or a force-out or fielder's choice on a base runner.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.base hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safelybase hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
home run, homer - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
bingle, single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
double, two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"
three-bagger, three-base hit, triple - a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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Translations
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