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putout

or put-out

[ poot-out ]
/ ˈpʊtˌaʊt /
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noun Baseball.
the retirement of a batter or base runner. Abbreviation: PO
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Origin of putout

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase put out
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British Dictionary definitions for putout

put out

verb (tr, adverb)
noun putout
baseball a play in which the batter or runner is put out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with putout

put out

1

Extinguish, as in We put out the fire before we turned in. [Early 1500s]

2

Also, put to sea. Leave a port or harbor, as in They put out yesterday morning. [Late 1500s]

3

Publish, as in They put out a weekly newsletter. [Early 1500s]

4

Engage in sex. This usage is applied solely to women, as in She had a reputation for putting out. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s] Also see put one out.

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