noun, Baseball.
the base at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a five-sided slab of whitened rubber set at ground level at the front corner of the diamond.
(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, home base

noun phrase

The landing field, aircraft carrier, etc, where an aircraft is based

Related Terms

get to first base

[1950s+ Air Force; fr the baseball sense, regarded as a goal and safe haven]


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