baseball

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English[edit]

A baseball.
A game of baseball.
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base +‎ ball

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baseball (plural baseballs)

  1. A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins.
    • 1797-1798, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
      It was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, base-ball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books.
  2. The ball used to play the sport of baseball.
  3. A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.

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Czech[edit]

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baseball m

  1. baseball

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baseball

  1. baseball

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English

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baseball m (uncountable)

  1. baseball

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Hungarian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbeːsboːl/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧se‧ball

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baseball

  1. baseball

Italian[edit]

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English

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baseball m (invariable)

  1. baseball

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baseball m

  1. baseball

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