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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”, in 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