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ball1 a game played with a ball, especially baseball. [1/3 definitions]
base1 one of the four corners of the infield in baseball or softball, or the bag marking any of these points. [1/7 definitions]
bat1 a club of wood or metal used to hit the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket. [2/3 definitions]
batter3 the person who stands in to bat the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket.
bunt1 to tap with a baseball or softball bat so that the ball lands close by. [2 definitions]
cage a movable screen used for batting practice in baseball or softball. [1/4 definitions]
catch to play the position of catcher in baseball or softball. [1/13 definitions]
catcher the player who is behind the batter at home plate in baseball or softball. The catcher catches balls thrown by the pitcher.
center field in baseball, the center area of the outfield, which extends behind second base.
center fielder in baseball, the player whose position is in center field when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that territory.
choke up to move one's hands up from the bottom end of a baseball bat. [1/2 definitions]
curve a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown; curve ball. [1/5 definitions]
designated hitter a member of an American League baseball team who is chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
diamond the part of a baseball field that is marked by the four bases and the paths connecting them. [1/5 definitions]
double a hit in baseball that allows the batter to reach second base. [2/13 definitions]
dugout an area with benches on which baseball players can sit during a game when they are not on the playing field. [1/3 definitions]
field to catch or stop in a game of baseball, softball, or cricket. [1/5 definitions]
fielder a player in the field in baseball, softball, or cricket.
first baseman in baseball, the player whose position is at first base while the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that base.
fly1 to hit a baseball or softball in the air. (This is the only meaning of "fly" for which "flied" is the correct past tense.) [2/9 definitions]
foul a ball hit outside of the lines that mark the area for fair play in baseball or softball; foul ball. [2/11 definitions]