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home plate

n. Baseball
A base, usually consisting of a hard rubber slab, at one of the corners of a diamond at which a batter stands when hitting and which a base runner must finally touch in order to score.

home plate

n
(Baseball) baseball a flat often five-sided piece of hard rubber or other material that serves to define the area over which the pitcher must throw the ball for a strike and that a base runner must safely reach on his way from third base to score a run. Also called: plate, home or home base

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n.
the base in baseball at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a slab of rubber set at the front corner of the diamond.

home plate

Slab of whitened rubber sunk into the ground in front of the catcher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home plate - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter standshome plate - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
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!"
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
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