pickoff definition

  • noun:
    • Baseball A play by which a runner is caught off base and it is put out by a quick place, because from the pitcher or catcher.
    • Sports An interception, as in baseball.
    • A play where a pitcher throws a live ball to a fielder so your fielder can label on a baserunner who may have relocated from the base
    • a play in which a base runner is selected down. See pick-off.
    • a baseball play by which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out
  • verb-transitive:
    • to put out a baserunner that is off base by tagging him/her, especially by a fast throw from the pitcher or catcher.
    • to capture in order to destroy or disable, particularly 1 by 1 from a posture or in a predicament where the target is unable to get back fire at shooter; -- utilized commonly of sniper fire.
    • to intercept (a pass).
  • verb:
    • shoot one-by-one
    • pull or take out dramatically

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