Definition of pickoff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pickoff

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɪkɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkɔːf//
 
, NAmE//ˈpɪkɑːf//
 
(North American English)
 
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(in baseball) a situation in which a player running to a base is out because a fielder or the pitcher suddenly throws the ball to that base
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pickoff