- Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher too far outside of the plate for the batter to hit, especially in anticipation of an attempted steal by a base runner.
- Football. a lateral pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage by one back, especially a T-formation quarterback, to another.
Origin of pitchout
1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase pitch out
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Examples from the Web for pitchout
He thought I was attempting to cross him and did not order a pitchout.
Meyers signed for a pitchout, and Byrne was caught ten feet from second.
If a catcher can get a pitchout on a hit and run sign he upsets the other team greatly.