/ ˈaʊtlet; NAmE / noun outlet (for sth)
a way of expressing or making good use of strong feelings, ideas or energy :
She needed to find an outlet for her many talents and interests.
Sport became the perfect outlet for his aggression.
( business ) a shop / store or an organization that sells goods made by a particular company or of a particular type :
The business has 34 retail outlets in this state alone.
( especially NAmE ) a shop / store that sells goods of a particular make at reduced prices :
the Nike outlet in the outlet mall
a pipe or hole through which liquid or gas can flow out :
a sewage outlet
an outlet pipe
( NAmE ) = socket (1)
Middle English : from out- + the verb let .