pickoff

pick-off

[pik-awf, -of]
noun
1.
Baseball. a play in which a base runner, caught off base, is tagged out by an infielder on a quick throw, usually from the pitcher or catcher.
2.
Electronics. a mechanism that senses mechanical motion and produces a corresponding electric signal.

Origin:
1935–40; noun use of verb phrase pick off

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pickoff
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;