What is shutout?

  • (noun): A defeat in a game where one side fails to score.
    Synonyms: skunk


In team sports, a shutout (a clean sheet in association football) is a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring. While possible in most major sports, they are highly improbable in some sports, such as basketball.

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Brandon Morrow - Professional Career - Toronto Blue Jays - 2012
... the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Morrow threw a three-hit complete game shutout ... night, teammate Henderson Álvarez also threw a complete game shutout ... Morrow and Álvarez thus became the first Blue Jays starters to throw back-to-back shutouts since Jack Morris and Al Leiter did so on June 16 and 17, 1993 ...
2008 Washington Huskies Football Team - Game Notes - USC
... interception turned them away to preserve the shutout ... exciting to see so many of our young guys get in and to hold onto the shutout there at the end," USC Head coach Pete Carroll said ... a source of pride for everyone." It was the Huskies' first shutout loss since falling to USC 38-0 in 2004, their worst loss since a 65-7 decision at Miami in 2001, and their worst ...
Glossary Of English-language Idioms Derived From Baseball - P - Pitch A Shutout
... In baseball, a shutout occurs when a pitcher does not allow the opponent any runs ... "The Republican Party pitched a shutout in the South in 2000 and 2004" ...
Glossary Of Baseball - S - Shutout
... scoreless as Santana pitched a complete-game shutout ... the winning team thus get statistical credit for an individual shutout or a combined-to-pitch-shutout, respectively ...
Shutout - Rugby
... Shutouts are not common in either rugby union or rugby league ... The term "shutout" is not in common usage in European sport, and thus is not applied to European rugby, and there is no alternative term for the occurrence of a team ...