base camp

Discussion in 'English Only' started by keramus, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. keramus

    keramus Senior Member

    Hello everybody

    According to Cambridge dictionary , base camp means :

    base camp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

    a place where food and general supplies are kept, especially for people climbing a mountain.

    Now my question is:
    What is the name of the place where soccer players rest and train ?

    According to this site:
    2018 FIFA World Cup™ Team Base Camps confirmed

    FIFA has confirmed the list of Team Base Camps (TBCs) of the 32 teams that will participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

    Since the above site is Russian and I haven't seen this phrase on British or American websites, I would like to know your opinion.

    Please tell me your opinion.
  2. Barque Senior Member

    I've seen the phrase before in the same context, that of team sport tournaments like the World Cup.
  3. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    I think Cambridge is being very narrow in its definition. A base camp is a camp where you are based, and for a soccer team which is located temporarily abroad and then travelling to matches in various towns it seems quite appropriate.
  4. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Garmin (the GPS folks) even has a piece of software called Base Camp, which organizes waypoints.

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