[poo t-out]

noun Baseball.

an instance of putting out a batter or base runner.

Origin of put-out

1880–85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase put out
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Examples from the Web for put-out

Historical Examples of put-out

  • A pitcher should throw only when there is a chance of making the put-out.


    John M. Ward

  • Jack finally drove a grounder into the hands of McCann, who whistled it over for a put-out.

    Frank Merriwell's Son

    Burt L. Standish

  • Roy danced along third base line and once narrowly escaped a put-out when Rollins slammed the ball over to third.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Then, in his haste to make the put-out at first, he threw wild and the ball went over Burketts head.

  • He made a speedy departure under the grand-stand and the crowd got the put-out unassisted.

    Pitching in a Pinch

    Christy Mathewson