[ adjective let-out; noun let-out ]
/ adjective ˈlɛtˈaʊt; noun ˈlɛtˌaʊt /
(of fur) processed by cutting parallel diagonal slashes into the pelt and sewing the slashed edges together to lengthen the pelt and to improve the appearance of the fur.
Chiefly British. a means of escape; loophole.
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Origin of let-out
First recorded in 1830–40; adj., noun use of verb phrase let out
Words nearby let-out
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Example sentences from the Web for let-out
Her plaid dress of mixed wool was always wrinkled by rain, and despite the let-out tucks was ever too short.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann