ground·​out | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌau̇t How to pronounce groundout (audio) \

Definition of groundout

: a play in baseball in which a batter is put out after hitting a grounder to an infielder

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On Jurado's last pitch of the afternoon, Bobby Wilson shattered his bat on a groundout after a Beckham ground-rule double. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers lose Spencer Turnbull, then get swept by Rangers after 3-1 loss," 27 June 2019 After a strikeout, Benintendi advanced to third on a groundout. Alex Speier,, "Persistent Red Sox beat back, walk off Chicago," 24 June 2019 The Tigers tied it up in the second on a groundout from Kason Howell. Sam Blum |,, "Auburn-Louisville elimination game suspended until Wednesday," 18 June 2019 Marisnick ended the fifth inning with a groundout to shortstop. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jake Marisnick leaves game with 'knee discomfort'," 14 June 2019 With the offense around him struggling, Mancini’s bid for a cycle fizzled with a sixth-inning groundout. Nathan Ruiz,, "Orioles surrender first grand slam, move halfway to home runs allowed record in 8-6 loss to Blue Jays," 13 June 2019 Manuel Margot led off with a walk and went to third on a slow groundout by Tatis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Giants sweep bumbling Padres to lowest point of season," 13 June 2019 After a groundout by Lucroy, Piscotty made a terrific play in right to end the inning, tumbling for a low liner by Kole Calhoun. Susan Slusser,, "A’s top Angels to snap five-game losing streak," 4 June 2019 DeJong drove in the first St. Louis run with a groundout in the third after a wild pitch and a throwing error by the Rangers. Stephen Hawkins, The Seattle Times, "Cardinals get 1st win over Rangers since 2011 World Series," 18 May 2019

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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