shutout

play
noun shut·out \ˈshət-ˌau̇t\

Definition of shutout

  1. 1 :  a game or contest in which one side fails to score

  2. 2 :  a preemptive bid in bridge

Examples of shutout in a Sentence

  1. They beat us in a 9–0 shutout.

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First Known Use of shutout

1889


SHUTOUT Defined for English Language Learners

shutout

play
noun

Definition of shutout for English Language Learners

  • : a game or contest in which one side does not score


SHUTOUT Defined for Kids

shutout

play
noun shut·out \ˈshət-ˌau̇t\

Definition of shutout for Students

  1. :  a game in which one side fails to score


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