pitch·​out | \ ˈpich-ˌau̇t How to pronounce pitchout (audio) \

Definition of pitchout

1 : a pitch in baseball deliberately out of reach of the batter to enable the catcher to put out a base runner especially with a throw
2 : a lateral pass in football between two backs behind the line of scrimmage

Other Words from pitchout

pitch out intransitive verb

Examples of pitchout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another fourth-down gamble paid off for KC, with Williams gaining 3 on a pitchout. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2020 Three plays later, Mahomes — the Chiefs' leading rusher during the playoffs — pivoted, faked a pitchout and dived into the end zone from the 1, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive. Alex Johnson, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2020 Kirk takes the pitchout for the jet sweep left for 8. oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2019 It officially was ruled a touchdown catch for Watson since Hopkins's pitchout went forward. Mark Maske, courant.com, 2 Dec. 2019 Chester Rogers takes the pitchout for a first down on the first play from scrimmage. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, 17 Nov. 2019 Colts fail on 4th-and-1, with the pitchout left to Marlon Mack gaining 0 at the Colts 45 with 13:04 to go. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, 20 Oct. 2019 The pitch on the double to centerfield was supposed to be a pitchout. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2018 Rookie running back Curtis Samuel couldn't handle a long pitchout from quarterback Cam Newton. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pitchout

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pitchout was in 1903

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“Pitchout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchout. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of pitchout

: a pitch that is deliberately thrown far from the batter so that the catcher can catch the ball and throw it quickly to a base to try to put out a runner


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