Definition of shutout in US English:



  • A competition or game in which the losing side fails to score.

    ‘he carried a shutout into the fifth innings’
    ‘a stunning 34-0 shutout’
    as modifier ‘the first Swedish goal snapped a shutout streak of 136 minutes’
    • ‘He threw a complete game shutout in Game One and was the winning pitcher in Game Four when he blanked the Cubs for seven innings before giving up two runs in the eighth.’
    • ‘Taylor enjoyed a shutout Tuesday as goals by Edu and Sylvain Wiltord knocked first division Grimsby out of the League Cup.’
    • ‘Since softball joined the Olympics in 1996, the United States has recorded 14 shutouts in 23 games.’
    • ‘Lee singled to score the run, ruining Andy's shutout and ending his night just one out shy of the complete game.’
    • ‘He was used sparingly until September, when his last three appearances were all starts, including a complete game shutout of the Angels.’
    • ‘The Giants, playing the first two games at home, won the opener behind Jason Schmidt's shutout and took an early three-run lead in Game 2.’
    • ‘And if not for numerous strange goals he allowed this season, the shutout record may have been long shattered.’
    • ‘They want to throw out a runner or maybe catch a shutout.’
    • ‘In the last four games, including a shutout of Miami on Sunday, this defense has allowed just 21 points.’
    • ‘He was traded to Washington during the 1987-88 season, going 24-20-4 and tying for the league lead with four shutouts.’
    • ‘Bert led the league that season in innings pitched, complete games, shutouts, and strikeouts.’
    • ‘Entering the 2001-02 season, Ed Belfour led all active goalies with 57 shutouts.’
    • ‘Hershiser tied or shared the league lead in wins, complete games, shutouts, and innings pitched.’
    • ‘Blyleven led the league in complete games once, shutouts three times, innings pitched twice and strikeouts once.’
    • ‘David Wells sparking a comeback by pitching a shutout in Game 3, and the Yankees returning to New York leading three games to two.’
    • ‘The triumph also meant a shutout victory for goalkeeper Tim Howard, the first American to play in the final.’
    • ‘I guess it's like losing a shutout, or even losing a close game on one pitch.’
    • ‘Lolich pitched for 16 seasons, and had a lifetime record of 217-191, including 195 complete games, 41 shutouts and 2,832 strikeouts.’
    • ‘Morelia is peaking at the right time while Pachuca has just one shutout in its last seven games.’
    • ‘In San Francisco, Tom Glavine took a shutout into the ninth inning and Jason Phillips homered a day after being recalled from the minors to replace the injured Mike Piazza to lead New York.’
    • ‘It was the third-most saves by a goalie in a shutout performance since 1990-91.’
    • ‘New York won the first game, but Sanford's three-hit shutout tied it before the Series moved east.’
    • ‘Thanks to them, the Fusion allowed only 19 goals and recorded five shutouts through 16 games, and goalie Nick Rimando was among the league leaders with a 1.04 goals-against average.’
    • ‘Crew chiefs and team managers started plotting strategy before the season to prevent a shutout from the shoot-out.’
    • ‘They scored as many as 100 points in a game and threw 42 shutouts.’
    • ‘He set a personal record for shutouts and carried the team much of the first half of the season.’
    • ‘The complete-game, 5-0 shutout was a typical postseason outing for McGregor.’
    • ‘Again, it was in front of all my family and I threw a two-hit, complete game shutout against the Pirates.’
    • ‘The whitewash was Weaver's first career shutout in the major leagues.’
    • ‘A year later, Mastroeni, 26, is a mainstay in Arena's squad - and in his first 18 international appearances, the U.S. has won 14 games with 13 shutouts.’
    • ‘Even though Valenzuela led the National League in complete games, shutouts, innings pitched and strikeouts, Seaver, as you mention, had a better won-lost record.’
    • ‘John and Gossage combined on a four hit shutout in Game Two, and things look ominous for the Dodgers as the Series returned to LA.’
    • ‘They have won 73 games in a row dating back to last summer, and have posted 13 shutouts in 22 Olympic games as a team.’
    • ‘He delivered on the one crucial power play sequence in the third and posted his fourth shutout following a loss in this postseason.’
    • ‘Amazingly, he took a shutout into the ninth inning before RHP Mike Williams got the final two outs in a 3-0 victory.’
    • ‘Once Nebraska stopped that drive, a long run set up the Huskers' 39-yard field goal to avoid the shutout.’
    • ‘With his first major league shutout last week, Sparks had wins in three straight starts.’
    • ‘And since its hard-bitten goaltender turned in three shutouts in the first round, the team's fans have turned rabid in the heat.’
    • ‘In their lone game of the week, St Adolphe blanked the Grunthal Red Wings 5-behind the shutout goaltending of Eric Peloquin.’
    • ‘Since he earned his first cap in 1988, Onstad has played 37 games and registered 15 shutouts.’