• Dugouts built for German officers
    Dugouts built for German officers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dugout a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground
    • n dugout either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
    • n dugout a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dugout A canoe or boat dug out from a large log. "A man stepped from his slender dugout ."
    • Dugout A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.
    • Dugout A place dug out.
    • Dugout (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 .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dugout A boat consisting of a log with the interior dug out or hollowed. It is a common form of the primitive canoe.
    • n dugout A shelter or rough kind of house excavated in the ground, or more generally in the face of a bluff or bank. Whole dugouts are entirely excavated; half dugouts are partly excavated and partly built of logs. The latter kind is frequently used in Montana for dwellings; the whole dugouts are chiefly built for storing the crops and other things and as a refuge from cyclones and tornadoes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dugout a boat made by hollowing out the trunk of a tree
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In literature:

Three groans for the old dugout!
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
At the post were eight men, two at the observation post and the rest in a dugout nearby.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
Colonel Leckie was in a dugout at the extreme left, and alongside of him was another dugout in which were some of his staff.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Most of these camps are intended to be covered with sod or earth and are nearly related to the old prairie dugout.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
Or, upon entering the trench, they may meet the enemy's soldiers running out of their dugouts for hand-to-hand battle.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Into the trenches they had left a short time before the raiders made their way, and went to the dugout where they were to report.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
Cumnor, see that dugout with side-thatch and roofing of tule?
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
He also pointed to their means of locomotion, a long and risky looking dugout which lay at the beach.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
The Germans who sought refuge in their dugouts found them unavailing.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
For sixteen days thereafter the British troops had to remain in their dugouts, a large part of the time without food or water.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Germans surrounded the dugout, throwing in three hand grenades.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
This ruse worked happily and at one dugout fifty Germans issued forth and surrendered.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Then I chained him in a dugout in a place where nobody would find him.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
A dugout of logs, and thatch, and mud plaster.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Opposite it, I roofed over my dugout with dead limbs, thatching them with green boughs, and finally heaping the excavated snow over all.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
These were next exchanged for the "dugout," and this for a rude hut.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
They build small individual dugouts a safe ways back from the gun and extend the lanyard a safe distance.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
One of the dugouts captured an Indian canoe paddled by some squaws.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The dugout crashed against the willow where Peggy had tied her canoe the afternoon before.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
Three yards from the dugout and the house was obscured.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Smiles and triumphant careless laughter. O
The pain of them, wide Earth's most sacred things!
Lying in dugouts, hearing the great shells slow
Sailing mile-high, the heart mounts higher and sings.
"Photographs (To Two Scots Lads)" by Ivor Gurney
Better live rich at heart on a crust in a garret,
Than languish in mansions impoverished with strife;
There is joy in a dugout, if fancy but share it
With hope and fond memory to brighten thy life.
"The Ranchman's Song" by William Lawrence Chittenden

In news:

Pioneer dugout home a stark reminder of our modern luxuries.
Hollywood In The Dugout Saturday Night.
Phillies' poor decisions go beyond the dugout .
Davey Johnson chats from the dugout : "It's always good to be back in Baltimore".
Dugout Dick's central Idaho caves filled in by BLM.
Beehive swarm near dugout forces delay in Rockies game at Coors Field.
Former Astros pitcher engages in shouting match with Lee, Astros dugout .
The boys-will-be-boys segment of the game played out in the seventh inning when Mets reliever and former Astro Tim Byrdak engaged in a shouting match with Carlos Lee and the Astros' dugout at-large.
Historic MLB dugout for sale on eBay.
Guillen back in Miami dugout .
Now you can own one or both of the baseball dugouts from the Kingdome.
The old home and visitor dugouts are up on eBay, and they could be yours if you've got $7,500.
Or, you could head straight to the seller's website — the dugouts are $6,000 each on CenterFieldSports.com.
After missing 11 games, the Reds' manager will be back in the dugout Monday night.
As an avid sports fan, Glenn Moore brings a unique voice to the radio as host of the The Dugout Sports Show.

In science:

Nor should the revelatory and robust experiments of the succeeding generation, JDEM and LST, remain “in the dugout”.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP