Definition of strikeout
: an out in baseball resulting from a batter's being charged with three strikes
Recent Examples of strikeout from the Web
That was enough cushion for Mize, who worked around a one-out single in the ninth and closed the game with his 12th strikeout of the night to move Auburn to within a win of a Super Regional berth.
Left-handed hitters batted .258 against Lamet in eight starts at Triple-A El Paso, compared to right-handers' .195 mark with 31 strikeouts in 23 innings.
Sewald climbed steadily through the Mets’ farm system, with more strikeouts than innings at every level, always in relief.
Barraclough averaged 14 strikeouts and 5.4 walks per nine innings last season.
UW pitcher Taran Alvelo, who’d lasted only 22/3 innings the night before, went the full game, giving up eight hits but only one run, while recording three strikeouts and two walks.
His 2,855 strikeouts ranked him second at the time on the all-time list, after Walter Johnson.
Strasburg collected 15 strikeouts, a career high, over seven innings in the Washington Nationals’ 3-0 shutout victory Saturday.
Holloway (17-1) had seven strikeouts and two walks.
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First Known Use of strikeout
STRIKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strikeout for English Language Learners
baseball : an out in baseball that occurs when a batter gets three strikes
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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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