- an act or instance of shutting out.
- the state of being shut out.
- a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
- any game in which one side does not score.
Origin of shutout
1850–55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out
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Examples from the Web for shutout
Any day that you score seven touchdowns in this league and turn in a shutout should be a day of celebration.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win
January 25, 2014
- a less common word for a lockoutSee lock out (noun)
- sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
- to keep out or exclude
- to conceal from sightwe planted trees to shut out the view of the road
- to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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Word Origin and History for shutout
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