- a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
- any game in which one side does not score.
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In Chicago, fans ripped out a turnstile and crammed every nook of Comiskey Park to watch Paige hurl a shutout.In Cleveland, four men helped bring baseball into the modern age|Aram Goudsouzian|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
She is in no hurry, her life currently consumed with saves and shutouts, making a case for the 2023 World Cup squad and helping the 10-team pro league blossom.
Defensive coaches across the country are coming to grips with the fact that shutout defense is largely a thing of the past.Can New Coaches — And A New Vision — Fix Michigan’s Defense?|Richard Johnson|April 8, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Wilson failed to clear the puck past Olofsson at the left point, setting up the play that prevented the shutout.Tom Wilson, Vitek Vanecek lead the Capitals to a 3-1 win over the Sabres|Samantha Pell|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
In its first three weeks, the effort to inoculate 328 million Americans has overwhelmed government websites and left unlucky shutouts fuming in first-come, first-served lines.Local officials resort to party-invite sites for vaccine rollout|Verne Kopytoff|January 5, 2021|Fortune
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
The net result was a shutout for Dallas and five runs for New York.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
He lies buried in his death-city Ravenna, "shutout from my native shores."The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for shutout
verb shut out (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with shutout
Exclude, deny entry to, block, as in Anyone convicted of a crime is shut out from the legal profession, or These curtains shut out all the light. [Late 1300s]
Prevent an opponent from scoring, as in They were shut out of the last two games, or Reagan shut out Ford in the Texas primary in 1976. Originating in baseball about 1880, this usage was later transferred to other sports and then even broader usage.