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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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 Firefighters put out the blaze fairly quickly, McDaniel said, and human remains were found inside. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Sep. 2022 The first deputy to reach the house found a garage on fire and was trying to put out the fire when Leroy Quick Jr. began shooting at him, the sheriff’s office said. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 26 Sep. 2022 Kacey Wong was a visual artist based in Hong Kong and put out videos that protested the Chinese government's policies. Bob Woodruff, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2022 These trees may live for some time and may even put out new leaves next spring, but are likely to die. oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2022 All Houston has to build a game plan is the tape the Colts put out last season, when Jonathan Taylor ran for 1,811 yards and nearly forced his way into the MVP race. The Indianapolis Star, 10 Sep. 2022 An employee posted on social media that the fire is heading toward Diamond Valley Lodge and put out a request for volunteers to help rake and make barriers near the sanctuary. Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2022 The county held meetings and put out informational videos. Chris Kuo And Lauren Peace, Sun Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2022 Smokeless fire pits typically burn at a higher temperature than traditional fires and put out more BTUs of heat compared to fires of a similar size. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 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 4 Oct. 2022.

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