blowouts

blowout

[bloh-out]
noun
1.
a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
2.
a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like.
3.
a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind.
4.
an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
5.
Aeronautics, flame-out.
6.
Slang. a lavish party or entertainment.

Origin:
1815–25; noun use of verb phrase blow out

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blowout

noun
1. an easy victory [syn: runaway
2. a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus; "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights" 
3. a gay festivity [syn: gala
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