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
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 Chapman led major-league third basemen in defensive runs saved (18), total chances (466), putouts (146), fielding percentage (.981) and zone rating (.834). Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s Robbie Grossman joins 3 teammates as Gold Glove finalists," 24 Oct. 2019 Murphy, who died in 1970 at age 61 after a heart attack, about three months after Cleon Jones made the final putout of the 1969 World Series, was not one to make headlines. New York Times, "What Brodie Van Wagenen Can Learn From the Architect of the ’69 Mets," 22 July 2019 Christian Yelich hit a ball on the screws but right at second baseman Ketel Marte for a 4-3 putout that ended the game. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 2: Davies struggles again and bats can't overcome early deficit," 25 Aug. 2019 Happ made three putouts and was credited with three assists Wednesday. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Ian Happ is the latest Cub to get a look at 2nd base — and his hot hitting could make it an extended stay," 8 Aug. 2019 But first baseman Tyler White caught the putout at first and immediately threw across the diamond to shortstop Kristopher Negron, who was covering third and tagged out Tatis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Stammen embraces (new) role; Castillo soon again maybe; Tatis runs into outs," 2 Aug. 2019 Shortstop Nico Hoerner, the Cubs’ first-round pick in 2018, played all nine innings in center field Tuesday and made two putouts in Double-A Tennessee’s 8-3 loss to Mobile. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs catcher Willson Contreras vows his stay on the injured list will be short: ‘If it was (my choice), I’d be playing today’," 16 July 2019 With Muncy on first, Seager hit a slow roller back to the mound for the 1-3 putout; Muncy headed to third, which was uncovered because of the shift. Jimmy Golen, courant.com, "Dodgers club 4 homers, beat Sale, Red Sox 11-2," 14 July 2019 Bryant, who recorded the final putout of the 2016 World Series in Cleveland while playing third base, entered Tuesday’s game in left field in the bottom of the fourth. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs and White Sox at the All-Star Game: Lucas Giolito settles down, Javier Baez just misses and James McCann is a hit," 9 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Qualcomm has been neglecting the smartwatch market since basically its inception and has never produced a serious competitor to the chips Samsung and Apple regularly put out. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Xiaomi’s Apple Watch clone removes everything good about the Apple Watch," 6 Nov. 2019 Featuring strong supporting performances from Charles Vanel, Michel Auclair and Michele Mercier, the film is just another example of the interesting genre work France was putting out, even as the French New Wave was in the ascendant. SFChronicle.com, "‘Hansel and Gretel’ coming to opera houses," 5 Nov. 2019 Think about some of the John Coltrane albums that have materialized in recent years, and the work of the Resonance label, which put out a revelatory set of Wes Montgomery sessions in April. Bret Saunders, The Know, "Get a taste of New Orleans when Preservation Hall Jazz Band comes to Denver," 2 Nov. 2019 Many birds – waxwings, grosbeaks, chickadees and robins – love fruit, which can be put out on elevated platform feeders. oregonlive, "How to put out the welcome mat for birds this winter," 29 Oct. 2019 On the last point: Some engineers are trying to build more fun, friendly, and maybe even safer crosswalks, but the federal government—the same one that put out those safety stats!—is not yet convinced that kind of street design works. Wired, "Danger for Pedestrians, a Tesla Profit, and More Car News This Week," 27 Oct. 2019 Snoop, who’s been putting out music since the early ’90s, has worked with some of the biggest rappers in history, like Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Snoop Dogg announces 2020 Cleveland show," 23 Oct. 2019 Expectations, both critically and commercially, are so high for every film the studio puts out. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Pixar is realizing it needs to get even weirder to maintain its edge," 11 Oct. 2019 The central contention centered on a call the park leaders put out for development proposals for a speck of land bordering the Sequoia Forest in Mineral King, California—land that in 1926 had been designated by Congress as a National Game Refuge. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "Give Rivers Legal Rights," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of putout was in the 14th century

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13 Nov 2019

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“Putout.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putout?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=putout01. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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