Meaning of pick-off

pick-off

Pronunciation: (pik'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. a play in which a base runner, caught off base, is tagged out by an infielder on a quick throw, usually from the pitcher or catcher.
  2. a mechanism that senses mechanical motion and produces a corresponding electric signal.
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