putout

noun put·out \ ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t \

Definition of putout

:the retiring of a base runner or batter by a defensive player in baseball

Examples of putout in a Sentence

  1. The shortstop fielded the grounder and threw to first base for the putout.

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First Known Use of putout

1882


put out

verb

Definition of put out

transitive verb
1 :extinguish
  • put the fire out
2 :exert, use
  • put out considerable effort
4 :to produce for sale
c :inconvenience
  • don't put yourself out for us
6 :to cause to be out (as in baseball or cricket)
intransitive verb
1 :to set out from shore
2 :to make an effort
3 :to engage in sexual intercourse especially promiscuously

Examples of put out in a Sentence

  1. despite putting out her best effort, she was unable to beat her longtime tennis rival

  2. put out the campfire before leaving

First Known Use of put out

14th century


PUTOUT Defined for English Language Learners

putout

noun

Definition of putout for English Language Learners

  • baseball : an action that causes a batter or runner on the opposite team to be out


PUTOUT Defined for Kids

putout

noun put·out \ ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t \

Definition of putout for Students

:4out

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