- (Britain, sports) A match or session, particularly for practice.
2009, February 6, quoting Helen Galashan, “Bill Marshall”, in Shock victory for twins, Bradford, England:
- “There were some of the dives that could have been performed better but it was good to have a hit-out.”
- 2011, H. G. Nelson, My Life in Shorts, Pan Macmillan Australia, unnumbered page,
- There was a second prong to Bill′s in-the-dark equine hit-outs. He believed nocturnal track work produced great times on race day.
- (sports, field hockey) A penalty shot, awarded when the ball is deemed to have been sent out of play deliberately.
- (Australia, horse racing) A fast gallop.
- (hockey shot): hit-in