Definition of shutout in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHətˌout/


A competition or game in which the losing side fails to score.
Example sentences
  • I guess it's like losing a shutout, or even losing a close game on one pitch.
  • He was used sparingly until September, when his last three appearances were all starts, including a complete game shutout of the Angels.
  • John and Gossage combined on a four hit shutout in Game Two, and things look ominous for the Dodgers as the Series returned to LA.

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Syllabification: shut·out

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