Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the British House of Commons, the act of the Speaker when he counts the number of members present, and, not finding forty, intimates that there is not a quorum. The sitting then stands adjourned.

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Examples

  • Unfortunately for Luger, he could not win the title on a count-out, meaning that, despite the loss, Yokozuna was still the champion.

    WWE Championship

  • He was not, however, awarded the WWE Championship because the title cannot change hands on a count-out.

    WWE Championship

  • With the champ on the outside, the referee counted to ten and awarded the match to Luger via count-out.

    WWE Championship

  • They saw the count-out victory as a major disappointment.

    WWE Championship

  • While studying the rules of the match, which included no disqualification and no count-out, the devious manager found a loophole.

    WWE Championship

  • But just when it looked like they were going to pick up the win via count-out, Elizabeth climbed to the ring apron and removed her skirt to reveal a very skimpy red undergarment.

    WWE Championship

  • Either to effect or to avoid a count-out is a job of work to his taste, and he loves to get the better of the

    Phineas Redux

  • But to sink from that to private legislation about beer was to fall into a bathos which gentlemen could not endure; and so the House was emptied, and at about half-past seven there was a count-out.

    Phineas Redux

  • Mr Bott had left the House with Mr Palliser; and Vavasor, after the count-out, was able to walk home by himself, and think of the position which he had achieved.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • And at last he did learn the form of a "count-out."

    Can You Forgive Her?

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