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English definition of “strikeout”

strikeout

noun [C]     /ˈstraɪk.aʊt/
(in baseball ) the act of failing three times to hit the ball , or of making a batter (= person trying to hit the ball ) do this: He averaged 14 strikeouts per game last season .Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
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