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.
- n. An escape from punishment.
- n. engineering A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mach.) A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.
- v. grant exemption or release to
“No try and a huge let-off for England.5 min: Gorgodze pummels his way through a couple of tackles and Georgia thud at the England defence with all the subtlety of a Kasabian chorus.”
“The former peels off to await a pull-back, the latter thunders forwards, the cross hits a defender.56 mins: Incredible let-off for Liverpool!”
“Since we are not weapon specific, as long as the let-off is legal in the state, it is acceptable.”
“They have been woeful tonight.60 min: Another let-off for Arsenal as Robinho outmuscles Gibbs, gets in behind the defender and shoots from a narrow angle when crossing would have been the better option.62 min: Philippe Mexes grabs a handful of Tomas Rosicky's shirt and drags the Arsenal midfielder off the ball, conceding a free-kick about 35 yards from the Milan goal, right of centre.”
“WHO SHOULD BUY Speed shooters who prefer a smooth draw cycle and increased let-off over quietness”
“Dravid batted cautiously after surviving a let-off on nine when he spooned a catch to Adrian Barath at midwicket, the fielder tumbling sideways to claim he had taken a low catch.”
“Fast, quiet, lots of let-off, and I got it fully equipped, w/12 carbon arrows for less than a Mathews/Diamond/Hoyt.”
“The trade-off for all that speed is a long power stroke, a shallow valley, and decreased let-off.”
“It has a draw weight in between 40 to 50lbs the draw length is extremley adjustable with a range of 14 to 27 inches to grow with you and it has a 70% let-off.”
“An abject defeat would be too easy a let-off," said a blogger for the newspaper Dawn.”
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