baseball finger base·ball finger (bās’bôl’)
Permanent flexion of the terminal phalanx of a finger due to a break in the extensor tendon resulting from a blow from a ball or other object. Also called hammer finger, mallet finger.
- Base speed
noun (slang) a pure pinkish-grey form of the drug amphetamine with a putty-like consistency
- Base salary
pay received for a given work period, as an hour or week, but not including additional pay, as for overtime work. Contemporary Examples If his wife survives him, she will continue receiving his base salary for six months and will also get $2 million in cash. He’s One of the Nation’s Highest-Paid CEOs—and You’ve Never […]
the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests: a metal base for the table. a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis: the base of needed reforms. the bottom layer or coating, as of makeup or paint. Architecture. the distinctively treated portion of a column or pier below the shaft or […]
- Basedow’s disease
basedow’s disease Basedow’s disease Ba·se·dow’s disease (bāz’ĭ-dōz’, bä’zĭ-) n. See Graves’ disease.