out·​re·​bound ˌau̇t-ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce outrebound (audio)
outrebounded; outrebounding; outrebounds

transitive verb

: to rebound more than (an opponent)
Dixon has taken a different approach to motivating the Panthers this season. His usual goal had been for his team to outrebound opponents by 10 per game.Ray Fittipaldo

Examples of outrebound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tigers also outrebound opponents by about eight per game. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 28 Mar. 2023 Charleston’s average of 13.65 offensive boards is the fourth highest in the country and the team outrebounds opposing teams by 6, which is the 11th largest rebound margin. Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2023 My whole goal in this game was to outrebound them. Evan Dudley, al, 3 Mar. 2022 The Ducks were the only team to outrebound the Wildcats all season, doing so by eight both at McKale on Feb. 13 and at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, with their seemingly endless stream of bulky 6-foot-7 players getting to the rim and pushing the Wildcats out of the way. Emily Horos, The Arizona Republic, 4 Mar. 2021 Thomas, along with Hannah Jones, were omnipresent in the paint and single-handedly combined to outrebound the entire Priceville team. Evan Dudley, al, 3 Mar. 2023 Though Oguama and Ezikpe had their moments, Tulane was still able to outscore UC in the paint, 52-28 and outrebound them 46-39. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 8 Feb. 2023 The Sooners were still able to outrebound them and forced seven steals. Dallas News, 20 Dec. 2022 Without the hulking Sixers center, Miami was able to outrebound the Sixers (47-37) and gain a huge advantage on the possession battle; the Heat came away with 13 more shots than Philadelphia. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrebound was in 1935

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“Outrebound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrebound. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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