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 ground ball to an infielder

Examples of groundout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Xander Bogaerts led off with a double, advanced on a groundout and scored on a fly ball by Frenchy Cordero. David Ginsburg, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2022 Josh White issued three straight walks in the eighth to bring up Hall, who hit a bases-clearing triple and then scored on a groundout. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2022 After Kayla Ecker’s hit to right found a hole, pinch runner Mia McGrath scored what would become the game-winning run on a groundout to second from Abbie Frisvold. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 27 Apr. 2022 O’Malley drove her in two batters later on a groundout. Matt Goul, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2022 Robert left the game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field in the eighth inning with a groin strain after running to first on a groundout. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 In the fifth, Pasqualini stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored again on Madye Greenwood’s sacrifice fly to stake Salis to a 2-0 lead. Rick Armstrong,, 1 Apr. 2022 The Beavers were able to convert a double-play groundout by Melton into a run as Meckler scored from third. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2022 The manager also applauded a groundout by Muncy that drove in Betts later in the inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 10-1. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Groundout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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