Meaning of takeoff

take•off

Pronunciation: (tāk'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. a taking or setting off; the leaving of the ground, as in leaping or in beginning a flight in an airplane.
  2. a taking off from a starting point, as in beginning a race.
  3. the place or point at which a person or thing takes off.
  4. a humorous or satirical imitation; burlesque.
  5. a shaft geared to a main shaft for running auxiliary machinery.
  6. a branch connection to a pipe, electric line, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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