Meaning of RAINOUT in English

/rayn"owt'/ , n.

1. a contest, performance, or the like, that has been rained out.

2. Also called washout . the removal of radioactive particles or other foreign substances from the atmosphere by precipitation.

Also, rain-out . Cf. fallout .

[ 1945-50, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase rain out ]

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