Etymology
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shortstop (n.)

1837, from short (adj.) + stop (n.). In cricket, there also is a longstop.

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Definitions of shortstop

shortstop (n.)
(baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position;
shortstop (n.)
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base;
Synonyms: short
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