pickoff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pick +‎ off

Noun[edit]

pickoff (plural pickoffs)

  1. (baseball) A play in which a pitcher throws a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who has moved away from the base
    • 2007 April 6, Tyler Kepner, “Pettitte’s Return Lost Amid Sloppy Play”, New York Times:
      Zobrist broke for third during Pettitte’s pickoff move, stealing the base when Pettitte threw behind the runner.

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