• (British) IPA: /ˈbeɪs.bɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbeɪs.bɔl/, /ˈbeɪs.bɑl/

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.
Translations Translations
  • French: balle de baseball
  • Portuguese: bola de beisebol (Brazil)

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