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

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pitch out intransitive verb

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The pitch on the double to centerfield was supposed to be a pitchout. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Baseball: Friendswood's rally sinks Clear Creek," 7 Apr. 2018 Rookie running back Curtis Samuel couldn't handle a long pitchout from quarterback Cam Newton. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Watch Eddie Jackson go 75 yards for his first NFL touchdown," 22 Oct. 2017 Two plays later, from the 3, Wadley took a pitchout about 5 yards deep in the end zone and was hit and held up by defensive end Shareef Miller. Joe Juliano, Philly.com, "Trace McSorley, Juwan Johnson connect; Penn State stuns Iowa on final play," 23 Sep. 2017 Henry's 3-yard touchdown reception four seconds into the fourth quarter actually was a pitchout from quarterback Marcus Mariota. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Alabama NFL roundup: ArDarius Stewart joins TD list," 27 Aug. 2017 With the count 1-and-1, many base runners would be wary of a pitchout. Ben Baskin, The MMQB, "Deion Sanders: Professional Baseball Player," 14 July 2017 In 2014, then-Rockies right-hander Rob Scahill attempted a soft-toss pitchout to catcher Wilin Rosario in a game against the Nationals in Washington. Nick Groke, The Denver Post, "“It’s stupid.” Rockies have mixed feelings about MLB nixing intentional walk pitches," 22 Feb. 2017 Zach Watson was caught stealing on a pitchout by Fehmel. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "No. 1 Oregon State can earn College World Series finals trip with 2nd win over No. 4 LSU," 22 June 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pitchout

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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