Definitions for rainoutˈreɪnˌaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rain•outˈreɪnˌaʊt(n.)

  1. the cancellation or postponement of a sports event, performance, etc., because of rain.

Origin of rainout:

1945–50, Amer.

Wiktionary

  1. rainout(Noun)

    Something which has been cancelled due to interfering rain.

  2. rainout(Noun)

    Such a cancellation.

Freebase

  1. Rainout

    A rainout is the process of precipitation causing the removal of radioactive particles from the atmosphere onto the ground, creating nuclear fallout by rain. The rainclouds of the rainout are often formed by the particles of a nuclear explosion itself and because of this, the decontamination of rainout is more difficult than a "dry" fallout.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. rainout

    Radioactive material in the atmosphere brought down by precipitation.

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