the gradual termination of a groove on the body of an object not ending there, as the upper termination of a flute in a twist drill.
Also called back clearance. a space in a depressed area of an object into which a machine tool or grinding wheel may safely enter at the end of a pass or operation.
the merging of a curved surface into another surface.
an act or instance of running away so as to evade, abandon, or avoid something.
a person who runs away so as to avoid payment or duty.
an act or instance of expiring or becoming depleted: the runout of a union contract; a runout in office supplies.
uneven wear on the outer edges of a tire or on the rim of a wheel.
Other definitions for run-out (2 of 2)
the act of evading a jump or jumping outside of the limiting markers.
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How to use runout in a sentence
It helped too that crime was no longer at the top of voter concerns, but the statute of limitations apparently has run out.
He asked to borrow one of their uniforms, and when they staunchly refused, Singh realized that he had run out of all options.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA | Simran Jeet Singh | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But as supplies run out, safety practices go out the window and the virus spreads further.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola? | Abby Haglage | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By 6:15, the tented concession stands have run out of sandwiches and chips and are only selling granola bars and soda.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park | Caitlin Dickson | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Regardless, Caro had run out of money and was two years or more from completing the book.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece | Scott Porch | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
Nets were run out in a jiffy, but I fear the big fish had already given them the slip.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
You must be careful or your battery'll run out of electricity; that would mean your being hung up for two days.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
They run out in all weathers to succour ships in distress, and much good service do they accomplish, but their powers are limited.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
I didn't make a fool of myself like so many others, and run out in the street before I was dressed; my hair was up on pins.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for run out
(intr often foll by of) to exhaust (a supply of something) or (of a supply) to become exhausted
(intr) to expire; become no longer valid: my passport has run out
run out on informal to desert or abandon
(tr) cricket to dismiss (a running batsman) by breaking the wicket with the ball, or with the ball in the hand, while he is out of his ground
cricket dismissal of a batsman by running him out
mechanical engineering an imperfection of a rotating component so that not all parts revolve about their intended axes relative to each other
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Other Idioms and Phrases with runout
Become used up or exhausted, as in Our supplies have run out. [Late 1600s]
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