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[pich-out] /ˈpɪtʃˌaʊt/
Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher too far outside of the plate for the batter to hit, especially in anticipation of an attempted steal by a base runner.
Football. a lateral pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage by one back, especially a T-formation quarterback, to another.
Origin of pitchout
1910-15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase pitch out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He thought I was attempting to cross him and did not order a pitchout.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Meyers signed for a pitchout, and Byrne was caught ten feet from second.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • If a catcher can get a pitchout on a hit and run sign he upsets the other team greatly.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
Slang definitions & phrases for pitchout



  1. A pitch thrown wide of the plate so that thecatcher can moreeasilythrow to oneofthe bases to forestall an attempted steal (1910+ Baseball)
  2. A lateral pass from one back to another (1947+ Football)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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