[out-uh v-boundz]


Sports. being beyond or passing the limits or boundaries of a field, course, etc., marking the area within which the ball, puck, or the like is legally in play.
beyond any established boundaries or prescribed limits; prohibited; forbidden.
further than or beyond established limits, as of behavior or thought.

Origin of out-of-bounds

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for out-of-bounds

Historical Examples of out-of-bounds

  • "You can get around that out-of-bounds business without any trouble," he said.

    Shock Absorber

    E.G. von Wald

  • This "out-of-bounds" passion will of course be recognised as a Romantic trait, though it had Classical suggestions.