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strikeoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstraɪk.aʊt/
(in ​baseball) the ​act making a batter (= ​persontrying to ​hit the ​ball)fail to ​hit the ​ball three ​times: He ​averaged 9 strikeouts ​pergame last ​season.
(Definition of strikeout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strikeoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstrɑɪkˌɑʊt/
(in ​baseball) the ​act of ​failing three ​times to ​hit the ​ball or of causing a ​player to do this: Nolan Ryan was a ​greatpitcher, and usually ​led the ​league in strikeouts.
(Definition of strikeout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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