strike|out «STRYK OWT», noun.
1. Baseball. a) an out earned by a pitcher throwing three strikes against a batter. b) the act of striking out: »

“Casey at the Bat,” which builds up to one of the biggest letdowns in all literature—Casey's strikeout with two men on and two out (Time).

2. U.S. an ex-convict forbidden to work as a longshoreman because of his undesirable associations.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.