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[poo t-out] /ˈpʊtˌaʊt/
noun, Baseball.
an instance of putting out a batter or base runner.
Origin of put-out
1880-85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase put out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A pitcher should throw only when there is a chance of making the put-out.

    Base-Ball John M. Ward
  • Jack finally drove a grounder into the hands of McCann, who whistled it over for a put-out.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Roy danced along third base line and once narrowly escaped a put-out when Rollins slammed the ball over to third.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Then, in his haste to make the put-out at first, he threw wild and the ball went over Burketts head.

  • He made a speedy departure under the grand-stand and the crowd got the put-out unassisted.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
Slang definitions & phrases for put-out



Angry; upset; offended: I know you will be put out at my not writing (1887+)

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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