[ shuht-out ]
/ ˈʃʌtˌaʊt /
an act or instance of shutting out.
the state of being shut out.
- a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
- any game in which one side does not score.
Origin of shutout
1850–55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out
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Examples from the Web for shutout
Any day that you score seven touchdowns in this league and turn in a shutout should be a day of celebration.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He lies buried in his death-city Ravenna, "shutout from my native shores."The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
The net result was a shutout for Dallas and five runs for New York.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for shutout
/ (ˈʃʌtˌaʊt) /
a less common word for a lockoutSee lock out (noun)
sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
verb shut out (tr, adverb)
to keep out or exclude
to conceal from sightwe planted trees to shut out the view of the road
to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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