Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A boat or canoe made of a hollowed-out log.
  • n. A pit dug into the ground or on a hillside and used as a shelter.
  • n. Baseball Either of two usually sunken shelters at the side of a field where the players stay while not on the field.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a canoe made from a hollowed-out log
  • n. a pit dug into the ground as a shelter, especially from enemy fire
  • n. a sunken shelter at the side of a baseball or football (soccer) field where non-playing team members and staff sit during a game.
  • n. a device used to smoke marijuana
  • n. A pit used to catch and store rainwater or runoff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A canoe or boat dug out from a large log.
  • n. A place dug out.
  • n. A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.
  • n. a structure on the edge of the playing field in foul territory, partly below ground and partly above ground, open toward the playing field but roofed and with the other three sides closed. It is typically long and narrow, having benches where the players may sit when not on the playing field.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boat consisting of a log with the interior dug out or hollowed. It is a common form of the primitive canoe.
  • n. A shelter or rough kind of house excavated in the ground, or more generally in the face of a bluff or bank.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
  • n. a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
  • n. 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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Examples

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  • 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.

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  • It also means too many of those starters begin staring into the dugout from the mound when they reach the magic sixth inning.

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  • Believe me, you do that, the rest of their dugout is looking.

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  • Cito was out on the bench about a half hour later when George Bell walked into the dugout from the clubhouse.

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  • He had ridden past a tiny, partly caved-in dugout, months ago, where some wandering prospector had camped while he braved the barrenness of the hills and streams hereabout.

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  • Walking in front of Beltran through the dugout was his friend and successor in center field, Angel Pagan, and if Mets fans sometimes haven't fully appreciated Beltran's understated excellence during his tenure with the team, Pagan over the last two days gave them a taste of the alternative.

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  • Right above our dugout was the Stanford cheering section, where all the family, friends and people associated with the university were sitting.

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  • Next to the dugout was a short door open to the field.

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  • "They called the dugout and asked for a trainer," manager

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