Dugout Dug"out` (d[u^]g"out), n. 1. A canoe or boat dug out from a large log. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

A man stepped from his slender dugout. -- G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

2. A place dug out. [1913 Webster]

3. A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

4. (Baseball) 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; as, the foul ball was tipped into the dugout. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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