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The shortstop is a perfectly conditioned athlete. You're running out on relays all the time. You're covering second base. On every pitch, you're moving.
Lou Boudreau

Meaning of "shortstop" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHORTSTOP

shortstop  [ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHORTSTOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shortstop is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHORTSTOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

shortstop

Shortstop

Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base. Shortstop is often regarded as the most dynamic defensive position in baseball, because there are more right-handed hitters in baseball than left-handed hitters, and most hitters have a tendency to pull the ball slightly, so more balls go to the shortstop than any other position. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the shortstop is assigned the number 6.

Definition of shortstop in the English dictionary

The definition of shortstop in the dictionary is the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate. Other definition of shortstop is the player at this position.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHORTSTOP


airstop
ˈɛəˌstɒp
backstop
ˈbækˌstɒp
doorstop
ˈdɔːˌstɒp
estop
ɪˈstɒp
helistop
ˈhɛlɪˌstɒp
nonstop
ˈnɒnˈstɒp
reedstop
ˈriːdˌstɒp
ripstop
ˈrɪpˌstɒp
stop
stɒp
truckstop
ˈtrʌkˌstɒp
unstop
ʌnˈstɒp
whistle-stop
ˈwɪsəlˌstɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHORTSTOP

shorthand
shorthand notebook
shorthand notes
shorthand typing
shorthand typist
shorthand writer
shorthold tenancy
shorthorn
shortia
shortie
shorties
shortish
shortlist
shortly
shortness
shortness of breath
shorts
shortsheet
shortsword
shorty

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHORTSTOP

bus stop
comfort stop
double-stop
emergency stop
f-stop
flag stop
four-way stop
full stop
glottal stop
long stop
one-stop
organ stop
pit stop
reed stop
refuelling stop
request stop
rest stop
T-stop
transit stop
whistle stop

Synonyms and antonyms of shortstop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shortstop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHORTSTOP

Find out the translation of shortstop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shortstop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shortstop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

游击手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shortstop
570 millions of speakers

English

shortstop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

shortstop
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شورت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приятели
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shortstop
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

shortstop
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arrêt-court
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shortstop
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Shortstop
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

遊撃手
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유격수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shortstop
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

shortstop
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

shortstop
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शॉर्टस्टोप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Pasörünüz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

interbase
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Shortstop
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приятелі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Shortstop
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

shortstop
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Short
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

short
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

short
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shortstop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHORTSTOP»

The term «shortstop» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.804 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHORTSTOP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shortstop

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHORTSTOP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shortstop.
1
Lou Boudreau
Playing shortstop is 75 to 80 percent anticipation, knowing the hitter and the pitch being thrown.
2
Lou Boudreau
The overall thinking of the shortstop covers the overall context of the ballgame. You have to know the count they'll hit-and-run on. You're thinking of the speed, not only of the runner at first base, but the runner at the plate. You have to know how fast the pitcher is on a particular day.
3
Lou Boudreau
The shortstop is a perfectly conditioned athlete. You're running out on relays all the time. You're covering second base. On every pitch, you're moving.
4
Lou Boudreau
There's so much attached to playing shortstop that you lose your concentration on hitting, unless you're a natural hitter. There's so much to think about in the field, you don't have time to think about what you did at the plate last time. 'How did he get me out?'
5
Josh Charles
I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed... When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
6
Leo Durocher
Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop.
7
Monte Irvin
You should have seen Willie Wells play shortstop: as good as Ozzie Smith and a better hitter. How I wish people could have seen Ray Dandridge play third base, as good as Brooks Robinson and Craig Nettles and all of those. He was bowlegged; a train might go through there, but not a baseball.
8
Bo Jackson
I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
9
Harmon Killebrew
There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop's side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter.
10
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I played Little League. I was a 'pitcher.' But we had a pitching machine, so I was just basically an 'in-infield' shortstop because all I got to do was field bloopers six feet from the plate. I couldn't hit, so that was pretty much my entire job.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHORTSTOP»

Discover the use of shortstop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shortstop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Samurai Shortstop
And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace.
Alan M. Gratz, 2008
2
Shortstop from Tokyo
When the new boy from Tokyo takes over Stogie Crane's position as shortstop, the two boys encounter the first of several barriers to their friendship.
Matt Christopher, 2009
3
Shortstop: Where Grace and Power Collide!
Frank Lido was a shortstop from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, who just received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.
Mike Maloni, 2011
4
Shortstop ... or Bust!
The story begins with the modest commencement of the team with overzealous coaches and dads and describes their winning transformation through several seasons.
Linda Padilla-Diaz, 2013
5
Shortstop: the winning edge
Describes the skills necessary to play the position of shortstop, discusses double plays, base stealers, pop-ups, cutoffs, relays, and rundowns, and explains defensive strategies
Bob Cluck, 1987
6
The haunted shortstop: true ghostly sports stories
A collection of stories about athletes who have been haunted by spirits, based in part on the files of noted ghost hunters.
Allan Zulio, 2007
7
Derek Jeter: Spectacular Shortstop
When he was a senior in high school, the Yankees drafted him and his dream came true. In the next few years, he went from a homesick minor leaguer, to the American League Rookie of the Year, to the World Series Most Valuable Player.
Keith Elliot Greenberg, 2011
8
Meet Derek Jeter: Baseball's Superstar Shortstop
Discusses the life, career, and accomplishments of baseball player Derek Jeter.
Ethan Edwards, 2009
9
Alex Rodriguez: A+ Shortstop
Mike Shalin's A+ Shortstop tells the life story of this popular player who has been voted by fans as an All-Star Game starter two years in a row.
Mike Shalin, 2012
10
The Shortstop Who Knew Too Much
Knocked out by a pitch, eleven-year-old shortstop Jake wakes up to discover he has developed ESP and wonders how ethical it is for him to be using his powers to guide his team to victory. Original.
Dan Gutman, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHORTSTOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shortstop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jays add 'best' shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki
The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday, July 28, 2015, that ... more >. «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
Why A 16-Year-Old Shortstop Could Be First Woman To Sign With …
And if you're wondering just how legitimate Mayeux's chances are, she is a shortstop on France's U18 junior national team and, per Lindsay Berra of MLB.com, ... «ESPN, Jun 15»
3
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is out for the season with torn knee …
Zack Cozart's knee injury has unfortunately proven to be as bad as it looked at the time. He'll miss the remainder of the season with torn ligaments and tendons ... «NBCSports.com, Jun 15»
4
Shortstops Loom Large at Top of Draft as Teams Pass on Pitchers
SECAUCUS, N.J. — Dansby Swanson, a slick-fielding Vanderbilt shortstop with a line-drive swing, was selected No. 1 in the major league baseball draft by the ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
5
'The old professor' A-Rod gives some lessons to Yankees shortstop
Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius, the teacher and the student, walked side by side out to A-Rod's old home -- shortstop. "The old professor," Rodriguez called ... «Newsday, Apr 15»
6
Shortstop Brendan Ryan sidelined with Grade 2 calf strain
TAMPA, Fla. - It took nearly five weeks for the Yankees to suffer their first significant injury of the spring. Backup shortstop Brendan Ryan was lost Wednesday to ... «Newsday, Apr 15»
7
Chris Taylor's broken wrist decides shortstop battle for Mariners
Coming into spring training, the Mariners had two perfectly viable shortstop candidates in Chris Taylor and Brad Miller. The two were going to compete in camp ... «CBSSports.com, Mar 15»
8
Optimism soars after Pirates sign Korean shortstop
The Pirates see him as a complementary bench player who can play second and third base in addition to shortstop, and they intend for him to make the team out ... «Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Jan 15»
9
Yunel Escobar is second base help now, shortstop 'bridge' later for …
The Nats aren't shy about putting a shortstop at second though -- they traded for ... Desmond is one of the best shortstops in the game and he's headed for a ... «CBSSports.com, Jan 15»
10
Franklin Barreto is Now the Shortstop of the Future
Barreto is just 18 years old, and now that Robertson is gone, he is the new shortstop of the future for the A's. That's a lot of pressure for a teenager, but if he ... «Swingin' A's, Jan 15»

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