runout powder

noun

Definition of runout powder

slang
: runout , desertion, escape used chiefly in the phrase take a runout powder

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First Known Use of runout powder

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of runout powder was in 1909

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“Runout powder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runout%20powder. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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