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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rain checknoun

    a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future

  2. rain checknoun

    a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain

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  1. rain checknoun

    Any voucher or note from a merchant to a customer to provide an item the merchant has run out of at a later date for the item's current price, or (in a more literal sense) to provide a service at a later date.

  2. rain checknoun

    In social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.

  3. Etymology: The expression may have originated in the era of open-air markets where the occurrence of significant rain usually required a vendor to pack up their goods and leave. The term may also be based on the issuing of tickets to claim property such as a coat or hat check. Before 1889, US baseball fans were issued a new ticket if rain was heavy enough to cause a game to be postponed. Abner Powell added a detachable stub called a rain check that year. This quickly became a standard practice for all major league teams.

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  1. rain check

    A rain check is a promise or commitment from an individual or organization to provide a service or carry out an activity at a later date, usually due to an unforeseen event or circumstance that prevents them from doing so at the original or scheduled time. The term is most commonly used in retail to indicate that a sold-out item will be available for the same price at a future date.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rain check in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rain check in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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