[adjective let-out; noun let-out]


(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.

Origin of let-out

First recorded in 1830–40; adj., noun use of verb phrase let out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for let-out

Historical Examples of 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