[ pich-out ]
/ ˈpɪtʃˌaʊt /


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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pitchout

  • Meyers signed for a pitchout, and Byrne was caught ten feet from second.

    Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
  • He thought I was attempting to cross him and did not order a pitchout.

    Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
  • If a catcher can get a pitchout on a hit and run sign he upsets the other team greatly.

    Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson