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 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, "Giants waste late leads, fall 7-6 in Miami in 10 innings.," 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, "Justin Turner's positive coronavirus test and World Series Game 6: Here's what we know," 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, "5 observations from Game 6 of the World Series, including Justin Turner’s positive COVID-19 test — and postgame celebration — and Kevin Cash’s costly decision to pull Blake Snell," 28 Oct. 2020 With that putout, Gibson started a string of pitching complete games in the World Series. Rick Hummel, chicagotribune.com, "Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, one of baseball’s most dominating pitchers of all time, dies of cancer at age 84," 2 Oct. 2020 Montas did not require an outfielder to record a putout until the fifth inning. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "A’s beat Astros 3-1 behind Montas’ outing, Semien’s offense," 8 Aug. 2020 Defensively, Garcia tabulated 43 chances, collecting 19 putouts, 21 assists and three errors. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Former Lady Mav among ETBU players celebrating No. 1 status in nation," 23 Apr. 2020 Pressly tagged Gregorius to complete the putout unassisted. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Ryan Pressly exits Game 6 with injury," 19 Oct. 2019 Then in the fourth inning, Story followed another five-star grounder putout with a leaping grab of a would-be line-drive gapper the very next batter, ending New York’s threat. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies Insider: Shortstop Trevor Story leaving no doubt that he should win this year’s National League Gold Glove Award," 19 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ely released the solo album Love in the Midst of Mayhem last year, Hancock put out War and Peace in 2006, and Gilmore teamed up with Dave Alvin for 2018’s Downey to Lubbock. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, "The Flatlanders Reunite for New Album ‘Treasure of Love’," 7 May 2021 Last week, Cox put out an online ad explicitly asking delegates to name him as their No. 2. Matthew Barakat, ajc, "GOP governor race: Who's in first depends on who's in second," 5 May 2021 Federal authorities put out a call Wednesday asking any potential unidentified victims of a former San Diego-area preschool teacher convicted of child exploitation to call investigators. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Feds seek potential victims of San Diego-area preschool teacher who shared child porn," 5 May 2021 Because Nuevo is tucked away from main roads, the restaurant team put out signs to attract pedestrians to the restaurant, and the tactic worked to bring in a good customer base throughout the weekend. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Downtown Cleveland restaurants faced hurdles due to parking bans during NFL Draft weekend," 3 May 2021 But the video put out the message that Belichick is now a team player. BostonGlobe.com, "After a gruesome 2020 campaign, Patriots have treated fans to a marvelous offseason," 30 Apr. 2021 The team put out a public service announcement featuring Christian Yelich, Keston Hiura and Brent Suter, who revealed they were vaccinated. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers put a star pitcher on injured list for undisclosed reasons, which likely means positive COVID-19 test," 29 Apr. 2021 But at the end of the day, what was put out there (by Trump) was not based on facts. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Defends Controversial Election Law," 26 Apr. 2021 Wärtsilä has shown me interesting data which demonstrates, for instance, that when the sun was shining and the wind was blowing, the company's battery packs stored some power, which was then put out into the grid as the sun went behind clouds. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, "Transitioning To A Smarter Grid: Wärtsilä," 21 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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“Putout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout. Accessed 15 May. 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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