Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An event, such as an athletic contest, that has been rained out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something which has been cancelled due to interfering rain.
  • n. Such a cancellation.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sabathia denied that the rainout could be a boon to Detroit.

    Rain Muddles Yankees Pitching Lineup

  • For officials at the United States Tennis Association, the rainout was a third consecutive blow for a tournament that, before 2008, hadn't had a Monday final since 1987.

    The Winner: Novak Djokovic

  • Dillon Gee, who was scheduled to start for the Mets, said that while the rainout was an annoyance for him, it would also give his teammates a welcome break in a hectic period of their schedule.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Hurdle said another benefit of the rainout will be the opportunity for his taxed bullpen to earn a rest.

    The Seattle Times

  • For Logano, a onetime Alpharetta resident, the rainout is a blow to his attempt to get NASCAR approval to compete full-time in the Cup Series next year.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Gordon got an unexpected break with Friday's rainout, meaning the lineup for Sunday's 500-mile race will be determined by driver points.

    City

  • Fritschi and co-investigators Robert Sharp, Rob Kallenbach, and Grover Shannon also plan to use the drought simulators, sometimes referred to as rainout shelters, as "heat tents" to measure the effect of rising temperatures on plant growth, since "drought and heat often occur together.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Fritschi and co-investigators Robert Sharp, Rob Kallenbach, and Grover Shannon also plans to use the drought simulators, sometimes referred to as rainout shelters, as "heat tents" to measure the effect of rising temperatures on plant growth, since "drought and heat often occur together.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • And after a rainout Wednesday and a two-hour rain delay Thursday, the Mets finally won the rubber game of the three-game series.

    Beltran Increases Trade Value With 3 Homers in Win

  • Anyone who watched the Mets bumble through Thursday's doubleheader may have been equally amused by the movie selection before Friday's eventual rainout against the Braves: "The Benchwarmers."

    Mets' Clubhouse Movies Are Mirror of Team Dynamics

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