noun \ˈtīm-ˈat\

: a short period of time during a sports event when the game stops and the players rest or talk to their coach

: a short period of time when you stop doing something so that you can rest or do something else

: a short period of time when a child must sit quietly as punishment for behaving badly

Full Definition of TIME-OUT

:  a brief suspension of activity :  break; especially :  a suspension of play in an athletic game
:  a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children

First Known Use of TIME-OUT

circa 1896


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