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English definition of “strikeout”

strikeout

noun [C] uk   /ˈstraɪk.aʊt/ us  
(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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