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rainout

Syllabification: rain·out
Pronunciation: /ˈrānout
 
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Definition of rainout in English:

noun

North American
A cancellation or premature ending of an event because of rain.
Example sentences
  • Competitors endured rainouts of three events, and moisture affected two other races.
  • Fog on Friday followed by a Saturday rainout meant the event would have to be run in its entirety during a 10-hour window of opportunity Sunday.
  • In the event of a rainout where no winner is crowned, the bounty at the next event will be placed on the points leader entering that event.

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