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spinout (plural spinouts)
- (automotive) A skid that results in a car rotating so as not to be oriented in the direction of linear motion.
2009 March 8, Robert F. Worth, “Saudis Race All Night, Fueled by Boredom”, New York Times:
- Sulayman al-Shulukhi, left, races his modified Subaru Impreza every weekend night and delights in describing wrecks and spinouts.
- (business) The formation of a subsidiary company that continues the operations of part of the parent company; the company so formed.
- (formation of a subsidiary company): spin-off