Shakeout Definition

shākout
shake-out
noun
Any movement in the market prices of securities that forces speculators to sell their holdings.
Webster's New World
Any drop in economic activity that eliminates marginal or unprofitable businesses, products, etc.
Webster's New World

An event that causes marginal constituents to be eliminated.

The dot-com shakeout of the 1990s left only the most durable, most profitable, and most well backed companies surviving.
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(engineering) The separation of molds from their flask, the castings from the molding sand, and potentially the cores from the castings.

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Noun

Singular:
shakeout
Plural:
shakeouts

Origin of Shakeout

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