dugout

[ UK /dˈʌɡa‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈdəˌɡaʊt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
  2. a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
  3. either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
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How To Use dugout In A Sentence

  • The only use he serves as a coach is that his nose just about crosses the touchline when he's sat in the dugout, so there's every chance he'll be able to trip up a tricky winger with his conk.
  • He takes his infield and outfield gloves into the dugout for each game.
  • The missing knowledge, they believe, is in the locker room, the dugout, the team bus, the psychology of the players and the relations among them.
  • A league lacking sparkle on the field now had marquee names in the dugouts. Times, Sunday Times
  • In many places the straight trunks of the kapok tree are used to make dugout canoes.
  • I am proud to have been in the opposite dugout that day. The Sun
  • But the Twins 'old dugout is now filled with hundreds of blue folding chairs in long stacks, and Mr. Lester, in his 24th year in charge of the dome's day-to-day operation, admitted he feels a bit lonelier in the old place these days. Take Me In to the Ballgame
  • Then, last Saturday, Liverpool adjusted to cope with the pre-match loss of two key players, came back from conceding an early goal, and proceeded to thoroughly humiliate Manchester United at Old Trafford: "Ferguson, standing on the touchline in a coat reminiscent of Michael Foot, had the legs cut from under him and took to twitching from a seat in the dugout," whilst Wayne Rooney was reduced to an arm-whirling figure of anger and despair. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The men had not a dry thread on their bodies; there was not a dugout that could provide dry accommodation.
  • Sailing for 100 miles over seven days in a small dugout canoe with two local fishermen through the changeable waters of southwest Madagascar.
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