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n. Abbr. SS Baseball
1. The field position between second and third base.
2. The infielder who occupies this position.


(Baseball) baseball
a. the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
b. the player at this position



n. 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.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shortstop - (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop positionshortstop - (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
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!"
infielder - (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
2.shortstop - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball


[ˈʃɔːrtstɒp] n (BASEBALL)arrêt-court mshort story nnouvelle fshort-tempered [ˌʃɔːrtˈtɛmpərd] adjcoléreuxshort-term [ˌʃɔːrtˈtɜːrm] adj
[loan, planning, solution, effect] → à court terme
[parking] → de courte duréeshort-termism [ˌʃɔːrtˈtɜːrmɪzəm] npolitique f du court termeshort-term memory nmémoire f à court termeshort time n (INDUSTRY) to work short time → être en chômage partiel, travailler à horaire réduit
to be on short time → être en chômage partiel, travailler à horaire réduitshort-wave short wave, shortwave [ˈʃɔːrtweɪv]
nondes fpl courtes
on short-wave → sur ondes courtes
adj [radio] → à ondes courtes
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