base line definition

  • noun:
    • A line serving as a basis, in terms of dimension, calculation, or area.
    • A measurement, calculation, or location made use of as a basis for comparison.
    • Baseball The base course.
    • Sports The boundary range at either end of a court, such as baseball or tennis.
    • Sports the region near this boundary range: made a basket from base line.
    • Sports a method of play in tennis where the player continues to be nearby the base line and rarely gets near the web.
    • A line tracked round a cannon guiding the vent.

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