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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from pitchout

pitch out intransitive verb

Examples of pitchout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Game blog: Colts hold on to beat Texans 30-23, take AFC South lead," 20 Oct. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pitchout.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of pitchout

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pitchout

Statistics for pitchout

Last Updated

19 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for pitchout

The first known use of pitchout was in 1903

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pitchout


How to pronounce pitchout (audio)

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

More from Merriam-Webster on pitchout

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with pitchout

Comments on pitchout

What made you want to look up pitchout? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


concealed or difficult to comprehend

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • rotelle pasta
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!