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[ kleen-out ]
/ ˈklinˌaʊt /


an act of cleaning out.
an opening or passage giving access to a place that requires occasional cleaning, as a soil pipe.

Nearby words

cleaning woman, cleanliness, cleanliness is next to godliness, cleanly, cleanness, cleanout, cleanse, cleanser, cleansing, cleansing tissue, cleanskin

Origin of cleanout

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase clean out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cleanout

  • Traps should be provided with cleanout screw openings, caps, etc., to facilitate cleaning.

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