Definition of shortstop in English:



  • A fielder positioned between second and third base.

    ‘I hacked a ball to shortstop’
    • ‘Writers no longer take note of the assists credited to a shortstop or second baseman.’
    • ‘We have five shortstops in the minor leagues who are going to be major league players.’
    • ‘I started as a shortstop and was second in fielding and hitting in the League.’
    • ‘You see a lot of guys going from shortstop to second base in the big leagues, but you never really see the opposite.’
    • ‘The batter hit a lazy fly ball which the shortstop easily reached just behind second base.’