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Dugout   /dˈəgˌaʊt/   Listen

Either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game.
A canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log.  Synonyms: dugout canoe, pirogue.
A fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground.  Synonym: bunker.

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"Dugout" Quotes from Famous Books

... for just then the door of a dugout in a small trench opened, and two men came out with lanterns. It was evidently the corporal of the guard who had come out with a private to ...
— Army Boys on the Firing Line - or, Holding Back the German Drive • Homer Randall

... next — Hal was to go; two squares to the right — for three minutes and two the French fire was to be remitted — Chester must travel. There were two other small squares to be spared for five minutes to provide for help which might have been gained from the refugees' dugout. ...
— The Boy Allies with Haig in Flanders • Clair W. Hayes

... dugout, driven by half-a-dozen paddles in the hands of lusty natives, came racing down stream. As the canoe drew abreast of us, the paddlers chanting a barbaric chorus, there was a sudden swirl in the water and the object which I had taken for a log abruptly dropped ...
— Where the Strange Trails Go Down • E. Alexander Powell

... dugout sprawled Top-Sergeant Mahan,—formerly of Uncle Sam's regular army, playing an uninspiring game of poker with Sergeant Dale of his company and Sergeant Vivier of the French infantry. The Frenchman was slow in ...
— Bruce • Albert Payson Terhune

... rest of the morning and they used ammunition from the same lot and every man knew what might happen any minute and every man was in his exact position for every shot and nobody happened to think about hiding in a dugout and putting a long string on ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons

... question abruptly, like one throwing down some troublesome and heavy thing that he has labored gallantly to conceal. It was the first word that she had spoken since they had taken refuge from their close-pressing pursuers in the dugout that some old-time homesteader had been driven away from ...
— The Rustler of Wind River • G. W. Ogden

... and with him, alas, the piping days of peace. No, he is not dead, or even moribund, but his friendship for us lives no longer. His name is Feodor, and he is a Bulgar comitadjus, or whatever is the singular of "comitadji," and he lived until lately in No. 2 Dugout, Hyde ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 24, 1917 • Various

... those skulls that there was between the products of those skulls, and I said to myself, "After all, it is a simple question of intellectual development." There was the same difference between those skulls, the lowest and highest skulls, that there was between the dugout and the man-of-war and the steamship, between the club and the Krupp gun, between the yellow daub and the landscape, between the tom-tom and an opera ...
— The Ghosts - And Other Lectures • Robert G. Ingersoll

Words linked to "Dugout" :   ballpark, canoe, pirogue, fox hole, funk hole, bunker, fortification, dugout canoe, shelter, munition, foxhole, park

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