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[ruhn-out] /ˈrʌnˌaʊt/
noun, Manège.
the act of evading a jump or jumping outside of the limiting markers.
Origin of run-out
1865-70; noun use of verb phrase run out


[ruhn-out] /ˈrʌnˌaʊt/
  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.
1925-30; noun use of verb phrase run out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for runout
  • Hydroplaning is one mechanism that may explain such large runout distances.
  • The superelevations, superelevation runoffs, and tangent runout lengths meet the guidelines for e max design speed and radii.
  • They are built in depositional or runout areas that have large storage capacity.
  • runout threads were inspected visually and could be no less than one, or more than two, pitches in length.
  • The ensuing debris flow descends the flume and forms a deposit on a nearly flat runout surface at the flume base.
  • Reinstall the drive flex plate pack to flywheel bolts and take runout readings.
  • We interpreted that to mean that they were about to runout of gasoline.
Slang definitions & phrases for runout



A fleeing; desertion; escape: has taken a run-out with the bankroll (1928+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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