dugout


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dug·out

 (dŭg′out′)
n.
1. A boat made of a hollowed-out log.
2. A shelter consisting of a hole dug into the ground and usually roofed.
3. Baseball Either of two usually sunken shelters at the side of a field where the players stay while not on the field.

dugout

(ˈdʌɡˌaʊt)
n
1. a canoe made by hollowing out a log
2. (Military) military a covered excavation dug to provide shelter
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) slang a retired officer, former civil servant, etc, recalled to employment
4. (General Sporting Terms) (at a sports ground) the covered bench where managers, trainers, etc sit and players wait when not on the field
5. (Agriculture) (in the Canadian prairies) a reservoir dug on a farm in which water from rain and snow is collected for use in irrigation, watering livestock, etc

dug•out

(ˈdʌgˌaʊt)

n.
1. a boat made by hollowing out a log.
2. a roofed structure, usu. below ground level, in which baseball players sit when not on the field.
3. a rough shelter dug in the ground, or in the side of a hill, esp. one used by soldiers.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dugout - either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the gamedugout - either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
ballpark, park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
2.dugout - a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large logdugout - a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
canoe - small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
3.dugout - a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
fox hole, foxhole - a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
funk hole - dugout as a place of safe retreat (when in a funk)
Translations
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dugout

[ˈdʌgaʊt] N
1. (Ftbl) → caseta f
2. (Mil) → refugio m subterráneo

dugout

[ˈdʌgaʊt] n (SPORT)banc m de touche

dugout

n (Mil) → Schützengraben m, → Unterstand m; (also dugout canoe)Einbaum m

dugout

[ˈdʌgˌaʊt] n
a. (Mil) → trincea coperta (Sport) → panchina
b. (canoe) canoa ricavata da un tronco d'albero
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With difficulty Akut kept them in hand for a time; but when a particularly large wave struck the dugout simultaneously with a little squall of wind their terror broke all bounds, and, leaping to their feet, they all but overturned the boat before Akut and Tarzan together could quiet them.
The dugout turned broadside the instant that its nose touched the sand, and immediately it rolled over, with all its crew scrambling madly for the shore.
He and Mugambi now righted and launched the dugout, though it was a most difficult feat in the face of the surf which rolled continuously in upon the beach; but at last they were successful, and soon after were paddling up the coast toward the mouth of the Ugambi.
The great beast, with arched back and purring like a contented tabby, rubbed his sides against the ape-man, and then at a word from the latter sprang lightly to his former place in the bow of the dugout.
In the evening he came back to his dugout in a state such as Rostov had never yet seen him in.
But at noon the adjutant of the regiment came into Rostov's and Denisov's dugout with a grave and serious face and regretfully showed them a paper addressed to Major Denisov from the regimental commander in which inquiries were made about yesterday's occurrence.
I had suggested that we construct a dugout, but Perry convinced me that we must build something more in keeping with our positions of supermen in this world of the Stone Age.
As such you may not with dignity approach the shores of a foreign power in so crude a vessel as a dugout.
Blustering and storming, he ordered the people back to their huts, at the same time directing two of his warriors to confine me in a dugout in one of the trenches close to his own shelter.
I wriggled and twisted until I managed to turn myself partially upon my side, where I lay half facing the entrance to the dugout.
Then he spotted a German officer emerging from a dugout and the three men in the bay with him.
Both rooms were plastered and whitewashed--the plaster laid directly upon the earth walls, as it used to be in dugouts.