runout

[ ruhn-out ]
/ ˈrʌnˌaʊt /

noun

Machinery.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Origin of runout

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase run out

Definition for runout (2 of 2)

run-out
[ ruhn-out ]
/ ˈrʌnˌaʊt /

noun Manège.

the act of evading a jump or jumping outside of the limiting markers.

Origin of run-out

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase run out
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Example sentences from the Web for runout

  • 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