Definition of shutout
1 : a game or contest in which one side fails to score
2 : a preemptive bid in bridge
Examples of shutout in a Sentence
They beat us in a 9–0 shutout.
Recent Examples of shutout from the Web
ROYALS’ VARGAS BLANKS INDIANS Jason Vargas (7-3) threw his first shutout in nearly three years, outdueling his Royals rival Josh Tomlin and sending Kansas City to a 4-0 home victory over the Cleveland Indians.
First-place Miami FC is now unbeaten in its past seven NASL matches, earned its fourth shutout of the season and opened up a five-point lead over second-place Jacksonville.
Jerantowski has recorded 15 shutouts and has a goals-against average of 0.36.
Cablk allowed only nine goals this spring and recorded shutouts in her last nine games.
But Seattle delivered a performance not to be ashamed of, starting with Bergman, who pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Erin Toomey made four saves to record her 16th shutout, tying the school record.
Sophomore left-hander Kacey Murphy was called on to make his eighth start of the season and dazzled, pitching the seven-inning shutout.
Fresno State’s Ricky Tyler Thomas limited San Diego State to three singles over 6 2/3 shutout innings one week ago at SDSU’s Tony Gwynn Stadium.
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First Known Use of shutout
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Definition of shutout for English Language Learners
: a game or contest in which one side does not score
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Definition of shutout for Students
: a game in which one side fails to score
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