bailout

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bail +‎ out

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bailout (plural bailouts)

  1. A rescue, especially a financial rescue.
    The government bailout of that corporation is going to cost the taxpayers a hundred billion dollars.
  2. A backup supply of air in scuba diving.
  3. The process of exiting an aircraft while in flight.
    • 1972, Popular Mechanics (volume 138, number 3, page 193)
      Bailouts from side doors are risky because the slipstream may carry a chutist into the plane's tail section.

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