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  • n. An escape from punishment.
  • n. A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An outlet; a vent.
  • n. In power-loom weaving, any one of a variety of devices for feeding or letting off the warp from the beam or yarn-roll of a loom, as required by the winding of the cloth on the cloth-beam.
  • n. A festive occasion; a let-off of youthful spirits.
  • n. Part of a property which is leased or let off.
  • n. A failure to utilize some manifest advantage in a game; for example, in cricket, the failure on the part of a fielder to get the batsman out when he has the opportunity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grant exemption or release to

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