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pick-off

[pik-awf, -of] /ˈpɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
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
1935-1940
1935-40; noun use of verb phrase pick off
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