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Definition of "home plate" [home plate]

  • Baseball A base, usually consisting of a hard rubber slab, at one of the corners of a diamond at which a batter stands when hitting and which a base runner must finally touch in order to score. (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 plate" in a sentence
  • "Mills had words for home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez after a strike call to Tommy Manzella and was ejected while still in the dugout."
  • "Manager Earl Weaver stormed onto the field and persuaded home plate umpire Joe Brinkman to warn Billy Martin that subsequent brushbacks could bring ejections."
  • "Martin was so distraught that in the top of the ninth in Game Four, he threw a ball at home plate umpire Bill Deegan, who promptly ejected him."
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