pickoff

play
noun pick·off \ˈpik-ˌȯf\

Definition of pickoff

  1. :  a baseball play in which a base runner is picked off

Examples of pickoff in a Sentence

  1. He made a pickoff throw to third base.

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1911

First Known Use of pickoff

1911


PICKOFF Defined for English Language Learners

pickoff

play
noun

Definition of pickoff for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a play in which a runner who is close to a base is tagged out when the pitcher or catcher quickly throws the ball to that base

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