flameout

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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flameout (ˈfleɪmˌaʊt)
 
n
1.  the failure of an aircraft jet engine in flight due to extinction of the flame
2.  a complete failure
 
vb
3.  (of a jet engine) to fail in flight or to cause (a jet engine) to fail in flight

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