bail-out

bailout

[beyl-out]
noun
1.
the act of parachuting from an aircraft, especially to escape a crash, fire, etc.
2.
an instance of coming to the rescue, especially financially: a government bailout of a large company.
3.
an alternative, additional choice, or the like: If the highway is jammed, you have two side roads as bailouts.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of means for relieving an emergency situation: bailout measures for hard-pressed smallbusinesses.
Also, bail-out.


Origin:
1950–55; noun, adj. use of verb phrase bail out

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