[pik-awf, -of]


Baseball. a play in which a base runner, caught off base, is tagged out by an infielder on a quick throw, usually from the pitcher or catcher.
Electronics. a mechanism that senses mechanical motion and produces a corresponding electric signal.

Origin of pick-off

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase pick off
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