- a point on a wiring system at which current is taken to supply electric devices.
- Also called outlet box. the metal box or receptacle designed to facilitate connections to a wiring system.
Examples from the Web for outlet
With no family, little community support, and no outlet for education, they face a bleak future.
Novellas, movies, rants, columns, docudramas—creative lefties left no outlet unturned.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies|James Poulos|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said Diana was looking for “an outlet to take them on,” adding, “They were quite a powerful organization: they still are.”
Film was an outlet, and the intricately crafted pieces—regardless of who made them—told their own stories.
The outlet was almost shut down entirely in the early 2000s.Banter With The Beast: MSNBC’s Head Honcho Phil Griffin on Admiring Roger Ailes and More|Lloyd Grove|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To the southeast the river Pisseck forms the outlet for one of the lakes and flows toward the Narew.
Then he rose to his feet and, with the knife held close to his breast, began walking round and round as if seeking an outlet.
At last he felt as if his good-humour must find some outlet.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
It stood beside a small branch or outlet of the river, which led into a hollow of polygonum.
The able scout explored a long stretch of the lake's outlet which flowed toward the south.In the Days of Poor Richard|Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for outlet
- a market for a product or service
- a commercial establishment retailing the goods of a particular producer or wholesaler
- a channel that drains a body of water
- the mouth of a river
Word Origin and History for outlet
mid-13c., "a river mouth," from out + let (v.). Electrical wiring sense is attested from 1892. Meaning "a retail store" is attested from 1933. Figurative sense "means of relief or discharge" is from 1620s.