Definition of shutout in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lolich pitched for 16 seasons, and had a lifetime record of 217-191, including 195 complete games, 41 shutouts and 2,832 strikeouts.’
    • ‘The complete-game, 5-0 shutout was a typical postseason outing for McGregor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lee singled to score the run, ruining Andy's shutout and ending his night just one out shy of the complete game.’
    • ‘They scored as many as 100 points in a game and threw 42 shutouts.’
    • ‘Again, it was in front of all my family and I threw a two-hit, complete game shutout against the Pirates.’
    • ‘In the last four games, including a shutout of Miami on Sunday, this defense has allowed just 21 points.’
    • ‘He was used sparingly until September, when his last three appearances were all starts, including a complete game shutout of the Angels.’
    • ‘Since he earned his first cap in 1988, Onstad has played 37 games and registered 15 shutouts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The whitewash was Weaver's first career shutout in the major leagues.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Morelia is peaking at the right time while Pachuca has just one shutout in its last seven games.’
    • ‘With his first major league shutout last week, Sparks had wins in three straight starts.’
    • ‘Since softball joined the Olympics in 1996, the United States has recorded 14 shutouts in 23 games.’
    • ‘David Wells sparking a comeback by pitching a shutout in Game 3, and the Yankees returning to New York leading three games to two.’
    • ‘I guess it's like losing a shutout, or even losing a close game on one pitch.’
    • ‘New York won the first game, but Sanford's three-hit shutout tied it before the Series moved east.’
    • ‘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.’