clearance

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[Clear·ance]

Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something

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The act of clearing; as, to make a through clearance.

Noun
permission to proceed; "the plane was given clearance to land"

Noun
the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

Noun
vertical space available to allow easy passage under something


n.
The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.

n.
A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.

n.
Clear or net profit.

n.
The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.


Clearance

Clear"ance , n. 1. The act of clearing; as, to make a through clearance. 2. A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.
Every ship was subject to seizure for want of stamped clearances.
3. Clear or net profit. Trollope. 4. (Mach.) The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwell tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages. Clearance space (Steam engine), the space inclosed in one end of the cylinder, between the valve or valves and the piston, at the beginning of a stroke; waste room. It includes the space caused by the piston's clearance and the space in ports, passageways, etc. Its volume is often expressed as a certain proportion of the volume swept by the piston in a single stroke.

The act of clearing; as, to make a through clearance.

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Usage Examples

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

If I had the medical clearance to fight, I would want to fight the best. The best would be Mayweather.

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