strikeout

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noun strike·out \ˈstrīk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of strikeout

  1. :  an out in baseball resulting from a batter's being charged with three strikes

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First Known Use of strikeout

1887


STRIKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

strikeout

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noun

Definition of strikeout for English Language Learners

  • baseball : an out in baseball that occurs when a batter gets three strikes


STRIKEOUT Defined for Kids

strikeout

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noun strike·out \ˈstrīk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of strikeout for Students

  1. :  an out in baseball that results from a batter getting three strikes during a turn at bat


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