flame-out

flame-out

[fleym-out]
noun Aeronautics.
the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
Also, flameout.
Also called blowout.


Origin:
1945–50; noun use of verb phrase flame out

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flame-out

noun
1. the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion 
2. a complete or conspicuous failure; "the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings" 
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