See also: run out

English edit

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Etymology edit

Deverbal from run out.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹʌnaʊt/
  • (file)

Noun edit

runout (countable and uncountable, plural runouts)

  1. Something that has been run out.
    The landslide had a long runout.
    The freeway guardrail runout around this object is shorter than recommended.
  2. (cricket) A run out, a running out. The method of getting out in which a batsman, in making a run, has not reached the popping crease when a fielder breaks his wicket with the ball.
  3. (skiing) A relatively flat portion at the end of a ski run to slow down, or to connect trails.
  4. (skiing) Slowing down at the end of a ski run, skiing on a runout.
    • 2011 September 13, Nick Paumgarten, “Ode to Happy Endings: Celebrating the least appreciated aspect of a great run.”, in Skiing[1], archived from the original on 10 December 2011:
      If, as people often say, skiing is like sex, then the run-out that follows a great run—that breezy pole-and-glide along a logging road, stream, or moraine back to the lift, hut, truck, or bar—is the cigarette in bed.
  5. The end portion of the groove of a phonographic record, after the recorded sound.
  6. A supposed auction employing shill bidders in order to convince legitimate buyers to purchase worthless articles.
    • 1953 July 10, Hansard[2]:
      There is a lot of trouble in Petticoat Lane. In fact, the mock auction boys have muscled in to such an extent on the bomb damaged ground that there is a danger that Petticoat Lane may lose its good name by the boys coming in now with the "runouts" to make quick profits and then get out.
  7. (mechanical engineering) Deviation of the axis of rotation of a rotating object (especially a milling cutter or workpiece) relative to that object's centerline; the specific amount of deviation.
    We determined that inaccuracy was caused by a large amount of tool runout.

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