English version

home plate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Baseball
home plateˈhome plate noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 DSBthe place where you stand to hit the ball in baseball, and the last place the player who is running must touch in order to get a point syn home base
Examples from the Corpus
home plateThe Orioles claimed the umpire blew the call at home plate.Even after I took the mound, people kept walking by, standing, talking, and laughing behind home plate.In his later years, Camilli still followed baseball keenly, frequently sitting behind home plate at Giants games at Candlestick.Leyland deadpanned while standing amid the postgame hugs near home plate.Base runners run to a line near first base or home plate.Lawson and Locke sit in Section 4, Row K, closer to home plate than third base.He went on jawing a while longer then returned to home plate.Scott Brosius was ejected in the sixth inning during an argument with home plate ump Larry Barnett.
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