strikeout

[ strahyk-out ]
/ ˈstraɪkˌaʊt /

noun Baseball.

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

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of strikeout

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase strike out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020