strikeout

noun strike·out \ ˈstrīk-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of strikeout

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

Recent Examples of strikeout from the Web

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First Known Use of strikeout

1887


strike out

verb

Definition of strike out

intransitive verb
1 : to enter upon a course of action
2 : to set out vigorously
3 : to make an out in baseball by a strikeout
4 : to finish bowling a string with consecutive strikes; specifically : to bowl three strikes in the last frame
5 : fail 2c
transitive verb
of a baseball pitcher : to retire (someone) by a strikeout

Examples of strike out in a Sentence

  1. their joint venture in Las Vegas struck out, and they hurriedly dissolved the partnership

  2. struck out all references to indecent matters

Recent Examples of strike out from the Web

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First Known Use of strike out

1707


STRIKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

strikeout

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

noun strike·out \ ˈstrīk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of strikeout for Students

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

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