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
INDIANAPOLIS — Louisville was blanked for the fifth time this season as Drew Hutchison and three other pitchers combined for a shutout as the Bats lost 10-0 to the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday.
Buffolino went the distance for the shutout, giving up seven hits while striking out six and walking two.
Thus far with Miami FC in 2017, Bernstein has made 44 defensive clearances and 25 interceptions of opponents scoring chances in helping Miami FC achieve six shutout victories in the spring season.
The Thunder have recorded 12 shutouts, three more than second-place Binghamton.
ROOKIE AZL PADRES DOUBLEHEADER Padres1 8, Padres2 4: RHP Jose Guzman (0-1, 3.60) struck out six and allowed a run in six innings in the loss, while RHP Nick Margeviciuis (1.50) struck out six over four shutout innings in a no-decision for Padres 1.
What a start for Lisalverto Bonilla, who allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings.
It was scored a triple, and deGrom lost his shutout when the next hitter, Ty Kelly, singled.
The Phillies won because rookie Ricardo Pinto tossed three shutout innings that kept the game close after rookie Mark Leiter Jr. surrendered three homers in five innings.
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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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