the awarding of first base to a batter to whom four balls have been pitched.
Also called mopboard, skirt. a board forming the foot of an interior wall. a board forming the base of anything. Contemporary Examples Other features include True Radiant, which compensates for the longer time it takes for baseboard systems to adjust temperatures. How the Nest Thermostat Could Save the Planet Daniel Gross July 24, 2013 Historical […]
of humble parentage. born out of wedlock; illegitimate. having a base character or nature; mean. Historical Examples For they honor money; and the noble weds the baseborn, and the base the highborn; wealth has mixed the race. Greek Women Mitchell Carroll baseborn—guilty-born—attainted by my father’s crimes, I am unworthy your love or a place in […]
- Base box
a unit used in the sale of tin plate, equal to the total area of 112 sheets each measuring 14 by 20 inches (35 by 50 cm), or 31,360 square inches (196,000 sq. cm).
- Base bullion
smelted lead containing impurities, as gold, silver, or zinc, that are later removed. Historical Examples It was obvious that the ingot was base bullion, and on the face of the affair there was clear proof that the Tartar had sold it. Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China Evariste Regis Huc The ingot was handed round, […]