- a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
- any game in which one side does not score.
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Origin of shutout
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Example sentences 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
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.