a padded, leather covering for the hand, having a pocket in the area over the palm, webbing between the sections for the thumb and forefinger, and either separate sections for each finger or sections for more than one finger: used by baseball players in the field for catching batted or thrown balls.
Compare mitt (def 1).
“Five o’clock,” he cried as he threw the baseball glove into the quickening grass.
A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
And that baseball glove, that big catcher’s mitt that Marmaduke always wanted–do you ‘spouse that’s still in the store?
Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
a baseball player, especially a member of a major-league team.
- Base on balls
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 […]