[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. pitching rotation,
  2. pitching tool,
  3. pitching wedge,
  4. pitchman,
  5. pitchometer,
  6. pitchpole,
  7. pitchpot,
  8. pitchstone,
  9. pitchy,
  10. piteous

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