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strikeout

[strahyk-out] /ˈstraɪkˌaʊt/
noun, Baseball.
1.
an out made by a batter to whom three strikes have been charged, or as recorded by the pitcher who accomplishes this.
Origin of strikeout
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase strike out
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