lead-out groove

\ ˈlēˌdau̇t- \

Definition of lead-out groove

: a blank spiral groove of coarse pitch extending from the end of a recording inward to the locked or eccentric groove near the disc center

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History and Etymology for lead-out groove

lead-out from the phrase lead out

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“Lead-out groove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead-out%20groove. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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