Origin of runoff
Examples from the Web for runoff
So then-President George H.W. Bush and other prominent Republicans endorsed Treen in the House runoff.
But what if a Louisiana runoff will determine which party controls the Senate?
Tyner went on to note that correct legal remedy if the runoff was called into question was “a new election.”Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?|Ben Jacobs|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under Mississippi law, if no candidate receives 50 percent, a runoff is mandated, held three weeks later.
Cochran just flat outworked his opponent all through the runoff.
Another part may penetrate a little distance into the zone of weathering and then join the runoff.
Runoff is checked by a sod and less water is used by a sod in mid-summer, after it has been mowed, than by a heavy cover crop.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Scrub on the remainder, however, serves to stabilize the soil of the forest lands against erosion and to slow the runoff of water.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Such of them as issue from storm sewers will be eliminated when a solution turns up for the problem of runoff water.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
Geological conditions are frequently of great importance in their influence on the quantity and regularity of runoff.
Word Origin and History for runoff
also run-off, "precipitation water drained by streams and rivers," 1887, from run (v.) + off (adv.). Meaning "deciding race after a tie" is from 1873; electoral sense is attested by 1910, American English.