[ strahyk-out ]

  1. an out made by a batter to whom three strikes have been charged, or as recorded by the pitcher who accomplishes this.

Origin of strikeout

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase strike out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use strikeout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for strike out

strike out

  1. (tr) to remove or erase

  2. (intr) to start out or begin: to strike out on one's own

  1. baseball to put out or be put out on strikes

  2. (intr) US and Canadian informal to fail utterly

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Other Idioms and Phrases with strikeout


Cancel or erase, as in Strike out that last sentence, please. [Early 1500s]

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