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baseballnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbeɪs.bɔːl/  us   /ˈbeɪs.bɑːl/
A1 (the ​ball used in) a ​gameplayedespecially in ​NorthAmerica by two ​teams of nine ​players, in which a ​playerhits a ​ball with a bat (= ​stick) and ​tries to ​run around four bases on a ​largefield before the other ​teamreturns the ​ball: Jake never played baseball like the other ​kids. He had a baseball and a ​couple of ​bats in his ​sportsbag.

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(Definition of baseball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baseball" in American English

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baseballnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbeɪsˌbɔl/
a ​game with two ​teams of nine ​players in which a ​ball, ​thrown by a ​pitcher, is ​hit by a ​player with a ​bat (= ​specialstick) who then ​tries to ​run around four ​bases before being ​stopped by the other ​team
A baseball is the ​ball used in this ​game.
(Definition of baseball from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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