putout

noun
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

verb
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

apply, exercise, exert, ply, wield

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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

Correa took one at-bat Monday, flying out to right field, and made one putout in the field during the second inning. Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Carlos Correa exits game with toe ailment," 2 Apr. 2018 Day avoided further damage with a strikeout, a runner being caught in a rundown and an unassisted putout at first. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Softball: Brazoswood rallies past Dawson, 2-1," 6 Mar. 2018 Grant is also listed in the program record book for home runs (career), home runs (season), walks (career) and putouts (career). Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Meet the DFW whiz whose set softball records at Princeton and interned with Congress," 11 July 2018 Ryan Romano accounted for seven fielding putouts, and teammates Michael Drucker, Daniel Diaz, Logan Herbert and Justin Pierce also wore the gold gloves. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cooper City Optimist Cubs claw their way to a perfect season," 8 July 2018 The last major league first baseman to play a full game without a putout or assist was Edwin Encarnacion for Toronto in 2012. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Miles Mikolas Took a Wild Journey to the Cardinals Rotation," 7 July 2018 Ellen Gabriel led the Lions defensively by converting 44 of 46 putout opportunities with no fielding errors. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 Ty Williams nearly legged out a single to keep the inning alive but Sthele got the putout and ended the threat. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Big second inning lifts San Antonio Reagan over Cypress Ranch," 8 June 2018 Of Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas' statistics this season, here are the ones that might matter the most right now: Two starts, 17 innings, 14 putouts and two double plays. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Mike Moustakas trade rumors: three teams interested in Royals third baseman," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

According to the Ministry of the Interior for France, over 500 firefighters worked to put out the blaze—which took upwards of five hours—and it has been reported that two police officers and one firefighter were injured. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Catches Fire," 15 Apr. 2019 Yet no large buildings collapsed, a handful of structure fires were quickly put out, and even though many homes and businesses were damaged, there was no loss of life. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Alaska’s earthquake didn’t kill anyone—here’s why," 3 Dec. 2018 Now, items are released constantly through the year, with some put out on a daily basis. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Fast fashion fuels sustainable-apparel movement," 11 July 2018 An initial report from the NTSB on a Model S crash that killed two Florida teens says the car’s battery reignited twice after firefighters put out the initial deadly blaze. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "This Week in the Future of Cars: Unconventional Wisdom," 1 July 2018 The fire is also burning within the peat and is hard for the firefighters to put out, the BBC reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "‘Ash falling like rain’ as Saddleworth Moor fire burns near Manchester," 28 June 2018 While some brands simply put out rectangular perfume bottles, Kim Kardashian West thinks beyond the lines. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Kim Kardashian West Is Launching a New Butt-Shaped Perfume," 22 June 2018 Authorities discovered the man while putting out the flames. Indianapolis Star, "84-year-old grandfather found dead in Avon house fire," 17 June 2018 First responders diverted traffic on Asylum Avenue Tuesday afternoon, as firefighters put out a brush fire that broke out in the parking lot adjacent to Capital View Deli. Maya Moore, courant.com, "Watch: Hartford Firefighters Douse Small Brush Fire on Asylum Avenue," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of putout

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

Verb

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

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putout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of putout

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

putout

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

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