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dugout

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Synonyms for dugout

  • cave
  • cellar
  • excavation
  • foxhole
  • hollow
  • shelter
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUGOUT

I caught the body, pulled it back into the dugout, but it was too late.

I didn't wait for more, but scrambled out of the dugout as fast as I could.

He might even have wondered how the logs of that dugout had been hauled to the shelf on which it stood.

It was his first acquaintance with a dugout, nor was he impressed with the comfort it displayed.

A flood of wintry sunshine suffused the interior of the dugout.

We also built a boat here, or rather made a dugout, so we could explore the river.

I just love to be in a boat, any kind of boat from a dugout to a cedar canoe.

Then the wood was removed, and the dugout and shaft collapsed.

The two Baxters—Jake and Joel—were coming in their dugout to do it.

In this manner I crept along the path till the dugout arrived at the rapids.

WORD ORIGIN

also dug-out, "canoe," 1722, American English, from dug, past participle of dig (v.) + out (adv.). Baseball sense is first recorded 1914, from c.1855 meaning of "rough shelter."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DUGOUT

bunker

noununderground shelter
  • blockhouse
  • dugout
  • fortification
  • shelter

excavation

nounsite of digging; digging
  • blasting
  • burrow
  • cavity
  • cut
  • cutting
  • dig
  • disinterring
  • ditch
  • dugout
  • exhuming
  • hole
  • hollow
  • mine
  • mining
  • pit
  • quarry
  • removal
  • scooping
  • shaft
  • shoveling
  • trench
  • trough
  • unearthing
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