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: 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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The statue depicts Hrbek’s moment of glory: squeezing the final putout in his glove and raising his arms in triumph after clinching the Twins’ first championship in 1987. New York Times, 22 July 2022 Fouts got the first two batters to ground out to her for a 1-3 putout. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 21 May 2022 In the bottom of the tenth inning with two outs and two runners on base, Beeman struck out, and Newberg catcher Abby Carsley made the putout with a throw to first base to deny Lakeridge a walk-off win. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 Machado, a third baseman, had a putout in deep right field and an assist from his normal position in the fourth inning. Bernie Wilson, ajc, 6 Sep. 2021 Senior catcher Devyn Tracey let the moment sink in after second baseman Grace Bielski caught a soft pop for the game’s final out, her sixth putout of the game. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, 16 June 2021 While the Tigers recorded an out after catcher Jake Rogers' error on a pickoff attempt, thanks to an uncanny 9-3-5-6-1-4 putout, the throw past first baseman Cabrera gifted Chicago a 4-2 lead. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 12 June 2021 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Those things include a functioning rotary phone on the wall, and Vice will soon put out a beer whose name will include that phone’s number – one of many creative Vice beer names. oregonlive, 12 Aug. 2022 Stat Quo, who declined to speak for this story, was a longtime signee to Shady/Aftermath, but never put out an album on the label before getting involved as Lil Xan’s manager. Grant Rindner, Rolling Stone, 4 Aug. 2022 The fire broke out around noon and was put out by about 2:30 p.m., said Brian Alkins, a spokesperson for the fire department. Nick Stoico, BostonGlobe.com, 30 July 2022 The news comes just over a week after Biden and AMLO had put out a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to the USMCA. Will Daniel, Fortune, 21 July 2022 People didn’t realize that kind of information would be, without kind of their explicit notification, put out there on a megaphone to the world. Wired Staff, Wired, 21 July 2022 Drones whirred above, clouds of dark smoke still emanating from the ruins several hours after the fire had been put out. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2022 Twenty-four people are being treated in hospital and the fire was put out by local firefighters, Castellanos added. Reuters, NBC News, 28 June 2022 Testimony and documents revealed that those closest to Trump, including his allies in Congress, Fox News anchors and even his own children, tried to persuade him to call off the mob or put out a statement calling for the rioters to go home. Farnoush Amiri And Mary Clare Jalonick, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2022 See More

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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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“Putout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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