Adjective "pitchout" definition and examples

(Pitchout may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpɪtʃaʊt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A pitch thrown intentionally beyond the reach of the batter to allow the catcher a clear throw at an advancing base runner.
  1. 'He's fast enough to swipe bases on pitchouts, but he needs to learn how to read pitchers to know when to run.'
  2. 'The first time George gave the steal sign, Roseboro picked it up, called for a pitchout and threw out Tracewski by a mile.'
A lateral pass, especially from the quarterback to a running back.
  1. 'Wells was stuffed on a pitchout on fourth-and-one from the Houston 45.'

More definitions

1. Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher too far outside of the plate for the batter to hit, especially in anticipation of an attempted steal by a base runner.

2. Football. a lateral pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage by one back, especially a T-formation quarterback, to another.

More examples(as adjective)

"attempts can be pitchout."