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shakeout (plural shakeouts)
- An event that causes marginal constituents to be eliminated.
- The dot-com shakeout of the 1990s left only the most durable, most profitable, and most well backed companies surviving.
- (engineering) The separation of molds from their flask, the castings from the molding sand, and potentially the cores from the castings.