put·​out | \ ˈpu̇t-ˌau̇t How to pronounce putout (audio) \

Definition of putout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

put out

put out; putting out; puts out

Definition of put out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : extinguish put the fire out
2 : exert, use put out considerable effort
3 : publish, issue
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

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Synonyms for putout

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of putout in a Sentence

Noun The shortstop fielded the grounder and threw to first base for the putout. Verb despite putting out her best effort, she was unable to beat her longtime tennis rival put out the campfire before leaving
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That’s when Baez’s teammate Willson Contreras came barreling home, prompting Craig to toss the ball to the Pirates catcher, who missed a putout on Contreras. Jason Gay, WSJ, 28 May 2021 That play turned into a 1-3-1 putout that brought home the Pirates’ first run. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2021 Because Marte was going on an 0-1 pitch from Aaron Sanchez to Jesus Aguilar with one out in the first, what probably would have been an inning-ending 6-4-3 double-play grounder turned into simply a 6-3 putout. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Apr. 2021 When the eighth began, Edwin Rios took his place, recording a putout, and Kiké Hernandez batted in Turner's place in the bottom half. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2020 The Rays outfield didn’t record a putout until Will Smith flied to right for the first out in the fifth. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2020 With that putout, Gibson started a string of pitching complete games in the World Series. Rick Hummel, chicagotribune.com, 2 Oct. 2020 Montas did not require an outfielder to record a putout until the fifth inning. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, 8 Aug. 2020 Defensively, Garcia tabulated 43 chances, collecting 19 putouts, 21 assists and three errors. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 23 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Fire crews have since put out the fire at the firefighter's residence and officials discovered a body in the yard of the home, CBS Los Angeles reported. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 2 June 2021 Fires can happen year round and everyone should stay alert and responsible, making sure campfires are put out and chains or anything that may cause a spark is secured. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 30 May 2021 The city and state have put out marketing together and separate encouraging people to get vaccinated including billboards, bus wraps and mailers and have been spreading the market through traditional media sources like radio and newspapers. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 26 May 2021 The Biden administration also put out guidance on how the funding may — and may not — be used. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2021 The food bank put out an SOS and the volunteers responded in droves, signing up to deliver groceries and staff the pop-up pantries. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2021 The Interior Ministry has reportedly ruled out criminal activity. Civil defense teams drove the effort to put out and control the fire, the ministry said in a statement posted to Facebook. Callie Patteson, Washington Examiner, 25 Apr. 2021 At home, put out a bowl of trail mix and start sharing ideas for what each member of the family hopes to do on the trip. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Apr. 2021 Last year, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department put out a report that summarized its traffic stop data and included a statistical test called the Veil of Darkness. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of putout


1882, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of putout was in the 14th century

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4 Jun 2021

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“Putout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of putout

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


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