Definition of force-out in US English:



  • The putout of a base runner who is forced to go to the next base.

    • ‘He managed to pick up the ball, crawl to third base for the forceout, and then fainted.’
    • ‘In the 14th, he did it again, getting Stephen Drew and Carlos Quentin to ground into forceouts.’
    • ‘It can be by virtue of a hit, a putout, an error, a forceout, a fielder's choice, a passed ball, a wild pitch, a balk, or a stolen base.’
    • ‘When it is an inning-ending forceout, the pitcher can take the throw like an outstretched first baseman to pick up the out.’
    • ‘But alert Galena coaches noticed Cole and Garcia never made it to their next bases, leaving the forceouts intact.’
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