- 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.
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How to use runout in a sentence
Make sure there is an adequate run-out at the bottom of the hill so no one needs to abruptly stop.Ski the Suburbs: Bring the Slopes to your Backyard|cobrien|January 10, 2022|Outside Online
When we missed wide-open threes, they got run-outs in transition.Mystics are happy to be home despite loss to Atlanta in preseason opener|Kareem Copeland|May 6, 2021|Washington Post
A joke on me, but sometimes I like to think that our runout was the thing that made them think and make peace.Dead World|Jack Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for runout
Other Idioms and Phrases with runout
Become used up or exhausted, as in Our supplies have run out. [Late 1600s]
Compel to leave; see run off, def. 5.
Become void, expire, as in Our renter's insurance ran out last month. [c. 1300] Also see run out of; run out on.