pitchout

noun pitch·out \ ˈpich-ˌau̇t \

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

pitch out

intransitive verb

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First Known Use of pitchout

1903

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of pitchout for English Language Learners

  • baseball : 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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