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Definition of dugout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a shelter by the side of a baseball or soccer field where a team's manager, etc. can sit and watch the game
  2. 2a rough shelter made by digging a hole in the ground and covering it, used by soldiers
  3. 3(also dugout canoe) a canoe (= a type of light narrow boat) made by cutting out the inside of a tree trunk
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