The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete.
A rout may be indicated by the Combat Card. This is the same as a defeat, except that (a) the winning side loses 1 step less than indicated by the Casualties Table or the losing side loses 1 extra step (winner's choice which); (b) the routed commander is disgraced (permanently removed from play) if he has political disfavor.
A rout is commonly defined as a chaotic and disorderly retreat or withdrawal of troops from a battlefield, resulting in the victory of the opposing party, or following defeat, a collapse of discipline, or poor morale. A routed army often degenerates into a sense of "every man for himself" as the surviving combatants attempt to flee to safety. A disorganized rout often results in much higher casualties for the retreating force than an orderly withdrawal.
Digging into substrate by tool head to remove material. Usually involves removal of material in large areas (also called clean out, roughing out, and hog out), often leaving only raised character and logo images.
Usually when the partner ball is sent out of bounds beside or close to a cold ball to allow the partner to establish a break. This can be done with either a roquet or croquet shot. This can also be done by routing the opponent's cold ball to your partner.
A hole or cavity cut into a guitar, often the body of the guitar. Many times a pickup cavity is routed to enable a different pickup to be installed. Routing will diminish the value of a vintage guitar and routing should not be done on a valuable guitar.