force-out


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force-out

(fôrs′out′)
n. Baseball
The act or fact of putting out a base runner on a force play.
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force′-out`



n. Baseball.
a put-out of a base runner on a force play.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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Noun1.force-out - a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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The Golden Hawks (13-9) loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth, but Pirates sophomore reliever Jared Buckley twice kept the ball in the infield, getting a pair of force-outs at home.
Burroughs picked away patiently and eventually scored a pair of force-outs and then a snap-down and spin behind to triumph.