pitchout
noun Date: 1912 1. a pitch in baseball deliberately out of reach of the batter to enable the catcher to put out a base runner especially with a throw 2. a lateral pass in football between two backs behind the line of scrimmage • pitch out intransitive verb

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  • pitchout — ☆ pitchout [pich′out΄ ] n. 1. Baseball a ball pitched deliberately away from the plate in anticipation of a play by the catcher to throw out a runner who has moved away from the base 2. Football a lateral pass behind the line of scrimmage,… …   English World dictionary

  • Pitchout — In baseball, a pitchout is a ball that is intentionally thrown high and outside of the strike zone with the purpose of preventing a stolen base or thwarting a hit and run. The pitcher delivers the ball in such a manner for it to be unhittable and …   Wikipedia

  • pitchout — /pich owt /, n. 1. Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher too far outside of the plate for the batter to hit, esp. in anticipation of an attempted steal by a base runner. 2. Football. a lateral pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage by… …   Universalium

  • pitchout — noun A pitch that is intentionally thrown high and outside of the strike zone in order to prevent a stolen base …   Wiktionary

  • pitchout — pitch|out [ˈpıtʃaut] n a ball in baseball that the ↑pitcher deliberately throws too far to the side for it to be hit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitchout — pɪtʃaÊŠt n. (Sports) ball pitched outside of the area of the plate to prevent a base runner stealing a base (Baseball); lateral underhand pass from a quarterback to a running back (American football) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pitchout — noun 1》 Baseball a pitch thrown intentionally beyond the reach of the batter to allow the catcher a clear throw at an advancing base runner. 2》 American Football a lateral pass …   English new terms dictionary

  • pitchout — noun (C) a ball in baseball that the pitcher deliberately throws too far to the side for it to be hit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitchout — pitch•out [[t]ˈpɪtʃˌaʊt[/t]] n. 1) spo baseball a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher too far outside of the plate for the batter to hit, esp. in anticipation of an attempted steal by a base runner 2) spo Football. a lateral pass thrown behind the …   From formal English to slang

  • pitchout — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pitch out 1. : a pitch in the game of baseball that is deliberately wide of the plate so that the batter cannot hit it and that is usually designed to enable the catcher to check or put out a base runner (as by breaking …   Useful english dictionary

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