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rain check

noun

Simple Definition of rain check

  • : a ticket given to people so that they can go to another event (such as a baseball game) if the one they were watching or planning to go to is canceled or stopped because of rain

  • : a promise to allow someone to buy or do something in the future because it is not possible to buy or do it now

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rain check

  1. 1 :  a ticket stub good for a later performance when the scheduled one is rained out

  2. 2 :  an assurance of a deferred extension of an offer; especially :  a document assuring that a customer can take advantage of a sale later if the item or service offered is not available (as by being sold out)

Examples of rain check in a sentence

  1. The store offered rain checks when the sale items had all sold.



1884

First Known Use of rain check

1884


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