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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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And, because the discs float on the hub, lateral run-out isn't a problem.’
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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