runoff

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

run·off

noun \ˈrən-ˌf\

: an additional race, contest, or election that is held because an earlier one has not resulted in a winner

: water from rain or snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams

Full Definition of RUNOFF

1
:  a final race, contest, or election to decide an earlier one that has not resulted in a decision in favor of any one competitor
2
:  the portion of precipitation on land that ultimately reaches streams often with dissolved or suspended material

First Known Use of RUNOFF

1873

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