Entry from US English dictionary
A store at a naval or air force base selling personal items, clothing, refreshments, etc.
- Already, a $16-million base exchange, post office and utility backbone are complete.
- In the Misawa base exchange, vendors sell floats of all sizes, some for as much as $50.
- Matthews bought a bag of more than 200 at the base exchange the next day and ended up passing them all out.
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Syllabification: base ex·change
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