cutoff man


: a player in baseball who relays a ball from an outfielder to the infield

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Renfroe overthrew the cutoff man., 6 Sep. 2021 Manuel Margot hit cutoff man Mike Brosseau. Ian Quillen, ajc, 1 July 2021 Spencer Steer took an extra base on a double down the left field line, moving up on an errant throw to the cutoff man. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2023 Just field the ball and hit the cutoff man. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2023 One throw bounced before hitting the cutoff man. Ray Glier, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Olson was going to stop at third, but Taylor Ward’s throw was nowhere near the cutoff man, and Olson cruised home to make it 4-0. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 July 2021 Miami appeared to have a good shot at Turner, who was waved home by third-base coach Dino Ebel, but Encarnacion overthrew cutoff man Miguel Rojas, and Turner scored without a play for a 1-1 tie. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2022 With Joey Gallo at first after a single in the fourth, Gavin Lux hit a double to right, and Mike Yastrzemski got to the ball quickly and zipped it to cutoff man Wilmer Flores, who threw home to nail Gallo. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutoff man was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Cutoff man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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