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let-out

[adj. let-out; n. let-out] /adj. ˈlɛtˈaʊt; n. ˈlɛtˌaʊt/
adjective
1.
(of fur) processed by cutting parallel diagonal slashes into the pelt and sewing the slashed edges together to lengthen the pelt and to improve the appearance of the fur.
noun
2.
Chiefly British. a means of escape; loophole.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; adj., noun use of verb phrase let out
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