- an act of cleaning out.
- an opening or passage giving access to a place that requires occasional cleaning, as a soil pipe.
Origin of cleanout
1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase clean out
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Examples from the Web for cleanout
Traps should be provided with cleanout screw openings, caps, etc., to facilitate cleaning.