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Definition of "strikeout" [strike•out]

  • Baseball An out made by a batter charged with three strikes and credited to the pitcher who threw the strikes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strikeout" in a sentence
  • "The strikeout is essentially the pitcher's unassisted contribution to the game."
  • "A strikeout is not a good out in that situation. ''"
  • "Spin: Tough break this year for those in strikeout leagues, but Shields-Kazmir fans in keeper leagues should benefit long-term from this bit of restraint by Rays manager Joe Maddon."