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flame-out

[fleym-out] /ˈfleɪmˌaʊt/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
Also, flameout.
Also called blowout.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; noun use of verb phrase flame out
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Slang definitions & phrases for flame-out

flame-out

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: Gramm, flameout Jack Kemp

noun
  1. The failure of a jet engine where the flame is extinguished (1940s+)
  2. A person of fleeting fame; flash in the pan, has-been: He is the Russian Hotspur, a fiery flameout who will soon become a historical footnote/ Michael Jackson was a flame-out, too (1990s+)
verb phrase
  1. Of a jet engine, to fail by losing the flame of its fuel (1940s+)
  2. o lose energy; falter; collapse: The Stevens Point native flamed out in the 1500 meters (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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