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[shuht-out] /ˈʃʌtˌaʊt/
an act or instance of shutting out.
the state of being shut out.
  1. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
  2. any game in which one side does not score.
1850-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out Unabridged
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Examples from the web for shutout
  • Don't give up academe too quickly, especially if you've only had a single shutout season.
  • The shutout forced the city to finance its capital and cash flow needs through more costly private offerings.
  • Dimension to new connections from existing valves in all directions for reference and shutout of water main.
  • These homeowners have felt shutout from the tax credit and the benefits of installing renewable energy devices.
  • shutout rafts are removed from the water if a subsequent ship is not imminent.
  • The other side of that coin is the hubs who would be shutout of those racetracks.
  • shutout-returns indicate the return of a previously shutout message to the station queue.
  • But having a shutout, because all the goals were scored on the backup keeper.
British Dictionary definitions for shutout


a less common word for a lockout See lock out
(sport) a game in which the opposing team does not score
verb (transitive, adverb)
to keep out or exclude
to conceal from sight: we planted trees to shut out the view of the road
to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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Word Origin and History for shutout

also shut-out, 1889 in baseball sense, from verbal phrase shut out "exclude from a situation" (late 14c.; from 1881 in the sports score sense), from shut (v.) + out (adv.). Middle English had a verb outshut "to shut out, exclude," mid-15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for shutout

shut one's face

verb phrase

To stop talking; shut up • Often an irritated command (1899+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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