dugout

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noun dug·out \ˈdəg-ˌau̇t\

Definition of dugout

  1. 1 :  a boat made by hollowing out a large log

  2. 2a :  a shelter dug in a hillside; also :  a shelter dug in the ground and roofed with sodb :  an area in the side of a trench for quarters, storage, or protection

  3. 3 :  either of two low shelters on either side of and facing a baseball diamond that contain the players' benches

1819

First Known Use of dugout

1819

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DUGOUT Defined for English Language Learners

dugout

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noun dug·out \ˈdəg-ˌau̇t\

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

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noun dug·out \ˈdəg-ˌau̇t\

Definition of dugout for Students

  1. 1 :  a low shelter facing a baseball diamond and containing the players' bench

  2. 2 :  a shelter dug in a hillside or in the ground

  3. 3 :  a boat made by hollowing out a log



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