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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The cast put out the first Jackass feature film in 2002. Alexia Fernández, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2021 In addition, the Heights Libraries put out a release this week that reads: The State Library of Ohio recently contracted with a new courier company to manage delivery of holds throughout the State of Ohio. cleveland, 16 July 2021 In January, the People’s Bank of China put out draft regulations on nonbank payment firms, laying out criteria for dominant market positions and the penalties for abuse. Keith Zhai, WSJ, 14 July 2021 In 2018, East Hampton’s Town Board put out a request for proposals for a pilot program to permit employers to house seasonal workers in R.V.s or tiny houses, but it was abandoned because of a lack of response, said Mr. Jilnicki, the attorney. New York Times, 26 June 2021 Big Freedia put out her latest EP, Louder, in 2020, and is set to kick off a new tour this summer and fall, beginning with a performance at the Tulsa Pride Festival on June 25th, and wrapped with an October 7th show in Dallas, Texas. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 25 June 2021 In the past, most car fires were put out in well under an hour. NBC News, 20 June 2021 In April, Darpa selected three contractors to demonstrate the first phase of a nuclear thermal rocket, and NASA and the DOE put out a call for similar preliminary designs in February. Meghan Herbst, Wired, 17 June 2021 Investigators then put out an enhanced image in hopes of getting information on the boy. Chris Boyette, CNN, 9 June 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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“Putout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout. Accessed 29 Jul. 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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