Definition of dugout
1 : a boat made by hollowing out a large log
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 : either of two low shelters on either side of and facing a baseball diamond that contain the players' benches
Recent Examples of dugout from the Web
Every member of the Mariners stood on the top step of the dugout, staff included, in the eighth inning Friday night.
Sixteen years ago, Butch Thompson and Matt Bragga sat in the dugout of Striplin Field on the campus of Birmingham Southern, their hands coated in red clay.
Fowler posed for pictures and shared hugs with old friends before retreating back to the Cardinals dugout, the enemy once again.
His three Premier League titles count for little now among a section of the fan base that vociferously demanded change in the dugout.
But when a pitcher is struggling, as has often been the case for the Mets this season, the pitching coach pops out of the dugout, jogs to the mound and delivers 15 seconds or so of instruction in full view of everyone.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Morris looks from the dugout during a game against FIU on April 26, 2017 in Coral Gables.
That brought manager Ned Yost from the dugout to argue with Welke and he was tossed.
SDSU head coach Mark Martinez said during an in-game interview from the Aztecs dugout in the middle of the third inning.
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First Known Use of dugout
DUGOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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