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Definition of "home base" []

  • An objective toward which players of certain games, such as backgammon, progress. (noun)
  • Baseball Home plate. (noun)
  • A base of operations; a headquarters. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "home base" in a sentence
  • "October, a KC-135A of the 42d Bomb Wing, Loring AFB, Maine, had completed a six-hour training mission and was returning to the home base when it exploded in mid-air over Canada."
  • "EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the third out is made (1) by the batter-runner before he touches first base; (2) by any runner being forced out; or (3) by a preceding runner who is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases."
  • "Besides having a home base from which I would train for and climb nine of the most challenging fourteeners in the state that winter, I was surrounded by an entire town of like-minded friends."
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