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pickoff

play
noun pick·off \ˈpik-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of pickoff

  • baseball : a play in which a runner who is close to a base is tagged out when the pitcher or catcher quickly throws the ball to that base

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pickoff

  1. :  a baseball play in which a base runner is picked off

Examples of pickoff in a sentence

  1. He made a pickoff throw to third base.



1939

First Known Use of pickoff

1939


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