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blowout

[bloh-out] /ˈbloʊˌaʊt/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; noun use of verb phrase blow out
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  • What to read at the first anniversary of the blowout.
  • New plans involving work on a blowout preventer could move officials closer to halting the oil.
  • Submit blowout preventer and well control system configuration information for the drilling rig that will be used.
  • Well bore integrity provides the first line of defense against a blowout by preventing a loss of well control.
  • Also called a ram preventer ram preventer see ram blowout preventer.
British Dictionary definitions for blowout

blow out

verb (adverb)
1.
to extinguish (a flame, candle, etc) or (of a flame, candle, etc) to become extinguished
2.
(intransitive) (of a tyre) to puncture suddenly, esp at high speed
3.
(intransitive) (of a fuse) to melt suddenly
4.
(transitive; often reflexive) to diminish or use up the energy of: the storm blew itself out
5.
(intransitive) (of an oil or gas well) to lose oil or gas in an uncontrolled manner
6.
(transitive) (slang) to cancel: the band had to blow out the gig
7.
blow one's brains out, to kill oneself by shooting oneself in the head
noun
8.
the sudden melting of an electrical fuse
9.
a sudden burst in a tyre
10.
the uncontrolled escape of oil or gas from an oil or gas well
11.
the failure of a jet engine, esp when in flight
12.
(slang) a large filling meal or lavish entertainment
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Slang definitions & phrases for blowout

blowout

noun
  1. A noisy, festive occasion; shindig, wingding (1820s+)
  2. An explosive rupture of a car tire (1900s+)
  3. A massive defeat; laugher (1980s+)

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