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1. See lockout.
2. Sports A game in which one side does not score.
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1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a less common word for a lockout. See lock out3
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
vb (tr, adverb)
3. to keep out or exclude
4. to conceal from sight: we planted trees to shut out the view of the road.
5. (General Sporting Terms) to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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1. an act or instance of shutting out.
2. the state of being shut out.
a. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
b. any game in which one side does not score.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shutout - a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
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A. N
1. (US) (= lockout) → cierre m patronal
2. (Brit) (Sport) the goalkeeper had ten successive shutoutsel portero salió imbatido en diez partidos sucesivos
B. CPD shutout bid Ndeclaración f aplastante
shutout record Nrécord m de imbatibilidad
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The victory was the 11th in a row for the Beavers (19-3, 4-0 Pac-12) and the sixth by shutout during the streak.
Jeff Williams and Tomoyuki Kubota escaped jams in the seventh and eighth innings before Masashi Sajikihara completed an eight-hit shutout.
Yakult starter Masanori Ishikawa allowed only a double in four shutout innings.
But once we get inside the 10-yard line, the opposing coach puts his starters back in to preserve the shutout. When does a coach know when a game is out of hand?
Dafoe, who led the NHL with 10 shutouts last season, agreed to a three-year contract that should soon put him back in Boston's starting spot.
Krissy Hill assisted on VanZanten's goal, and keeper Jenny Staten earned her ninth shutout with 4 saves.
Yorkshireman Bowns gave reigning champions and leaders Devils a massive boost keeping back-to-back shutouts and saving 97.59 per cent of the shots he faced over the last three fixtures.
It was San Jose's third shutout of the season and the first since winning back-to-back shutouts to start the season.
Collin Harlow had three saves to earn the shutout for the Geoducks (4-2-1, 2-1 CCC).
Atsushi Fujimoto went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and left-hander Kei Igawa pitched three shutout innings Sunday as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 5-2 in a preseason exhibition game.
JON GARLAND WAS ON THE MOUND IN OAKLAND'S MCAFEE COLISEUM ONE night last April, setting down the A's through seven, then eight and finally through nine full innings as he fashioned a four-hit, 6-0 shutout for the White