spinout

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spin +‎ out

Noun[edit]

spinout (plural spinouts)

  1. (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.
  2. (business) The formation of a subsidiary company that continues the operations of part of the parent company; the company so formed.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (formation of a subsidiary company): spin-off

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