dugout

noun dug·out \ ˈdəg-ˌau̇t \

Definition of dugout

1 :a boat made by hollowing out a large log
2 a :a shelter dug in a hillside; also :a shelter dug in the ground and roofed with sod
b :an area in the side of a trench for quarters, storage, or protection
3 :either of two low shelters on either side of and facing a baseball diamond that contain the players' benches

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First Known Use of dugout

1819

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DUGOUT Defined for English Language Learners

dugout

noun

Definition of dugout for English Language Learners

  • : a low shelter that faces a baseball field and contains the bench where the players and coaches of a team sit

  • : a shelter that is made by digging a hole in the ground or into the side of a hill

  • : a small boat that is made by cutting out the center of a large tree trunk


DUGOUT Defined for Kids

dugout

noun dug·out \ ˈdəg-ˌau̇t \

Definition of dugout for Students

1 :a low shelter facing a baseball diamond and containing the players' bench
2 :a shelter dug in a hillside or in the ground
3 :a boat made by hollowing out a log


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