Definition of base exchange in English:

base exchange

Syllabification: base ex·change
(abbreviation: BX)


A nonprofit store for the purchase of personal items, clothing, refreshments, etc., at a naval or air force base.
More example sentences
  • 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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