dugout

In baseball, a dugout is the area reserved for one team to sit while players wait for their turn at bat. Each team has its own dugout.

A dugout is typically a low structure with a roof that's open at the front so the players can see the baseball field. One team's dugout is in the foul zone between third base and home plate, and the other's is between first base and home plate. Baseball dugouts are named for the original dugouts, temporary military trenches where troops shelter during battle. A boat made from a hollowed out log is another kind of dugout.

Primary Meanings of dugout

1.
n
either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
2.
n
a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
3.
n
a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
Full Definitions of dugout
1

n either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game

Type of:
shelter
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
2

n a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

Synonyms:
bunker
Types:
fox hole, foxhole
a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire
funk hole
dugout as a place of safe retreat (when in a funk)
Type of:
fortification, munition
defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
3

n a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log

Synonyms:
dugout canoe, pirogue
Type of:
canoe
small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

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