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n. Abbr. PO Baseball
A play made by one or more fielders that causes a batter or a base runner to be ruled out.
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|Noun||1.||putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"|
out - (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"
force out, force play, force-out, force - a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
fielder's choice - a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter
sacrifice - (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"