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1A slight error in a rotating tool, machine component, etc., such as being off-center or not exactly round.[mass noun] ‘slight runout in your drill can make the holes oversized’
- ‘And, because the discs float on the hub, lateral run-out isn't a problem.’
- ‘Depending on the design and length it is recommended to use a steady rest to reduce the run-out.’
- ‘One insert had 20 μm axial and 1.5 μm radial measured run-outs relative to the reference insert, which are included in the simulation model.’
2A length of time or stretch of ground over which something gradually ceases or is brought to an end or a halt.‘I skied the trail's long runout to the bottom and found the familiar yellow bus waiting’
- ‘Blackfish still seem to be slow but no doubt they will be running as soon as the water is clearer on the run-out tide.’
- ‘Blackfish, or Luderick, which are predicted to be found in numbers on run-out tides once the river water is clear.’
- ‘Let's go back to our practice hill, the one that is wide, not very steep and has a nice run-out at the bottom.’
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