af·​ter-run ˈaf-tər-ˌrən How to pronounce after-run (audio)
: dieseling
Questions on tune-up, hard starting and after-run gave viewers the most difficulty in the recent National Automotive Trouble Quiz.Springfield (Massachusetts) Union News, 19 Sept. 1972

Word History


after- + run entry 2

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of after-run was in 1970

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“After-run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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