Etymology
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dugout (n.)

also dug-out, 1722, "primitive type of canoe," consisting of a log with the interior hollowed out, American English, from past participle of dig (v.) + out (adv.). Baseball sense is recorded by 1914, from earlier meaning "rough shelter excavated in the side of a bluff or bank" (1855).

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Definitions of dugout

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