- 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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Related Words for shutoutdisaster, romp, drubbing, whipping, thrashing, embarrassment, debacle, beating, shutout, nil, nobody, flight, confusion, trashing, overthrow, upset, shambles, walkover, comedown, ruin
Examples from the Web for shutout
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 25, 2014
Historical Examples of shutout
- a less common word for a lockoutSee lock out (noun)
- sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
- 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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Word Origin and History for shutout
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