let-out

[ adjective let-out; noun let-out ]
/ adjective ˈlɛtˈaʊt; noun ˈlɛtˌaʊt /

adjective

(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.

noun

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
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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