Pronunciation: (dug'out"), [key]
1. a boat made by hollowing out a log.
2. Baseball.a roofed structure enclosed on three sides and with the fourth side open and facing the playing field, usually with the floor below ground level, where the players sit when not on the field.
3. a rough shelter or dwelling formed by an excavation in the ground, in the face of a bank, in the side of a hill, etc., esp. one used by soldiers.
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