Off-base



[awf-beys, of-] /ˈɔfˈbeɪs, ˈɒf-/

adjective
1.
located outside the perimeters of a military base:
off-base housing for officers.
adv.

“unawares,” 1936, American English, from off (adv.) + base (n.); a figurative extension from baseball sense of “not in the right position” (1898), from notion of a baserunner being picked off while taking a lead.

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