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Meaning of home plate

home' plate'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Baseball. Baseball.
  1. the base at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a five-sided slab of whitened rubber set at ground level at the front corner of the diamond. Also called
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