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Definitions and Synonyms of home plate | Another word for home plate | What is home plate?

Definition 1: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where home plate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

Synonyms for home plate in the sense of this definition

(home plate is a kind of ...) a place that the runner must touch before scoring

"he scrambled to get back to the bag"

(home plate belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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