takeoff

or take-off

[ teyk-awf, -of ]
/ ˈteɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

a taking or setting off; the leaving of the ground, as in leaping or in beginning a flight in an airplane.
a taking off from a starting point, as in beginning a race.
the place or point at which a person or thing takes off.
a humorous or satirical imitation; burlesque.
Machinery. a shaft geared to a main shaft for running auxiliary machinery.
a branch connection to a pipe, electric line, etc.

Origin of takeoff

First recorded in 1820–30; noun use of verb phrase take off
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