[ shuht-out ]
/ ˈʃʌtˌaʊt /


an act or instance of shutting out.
the state of being shut out.
  1. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
  2. any game in which one side does not score.

Origin of shutout

1850–55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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