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flameout

[′flām‚au̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
The extinguishing of the flame in a reaction engine, especially in a jet engine.

flameout

An emergency condition in the operation of a gas turbine engine in which the flame is extinguished unintentionally for any reason, except fuel starvation, resulting in the loss of engine power.
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The fireballing right-hander, Hendry said, would undergo season-ending, arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Wednesday morning in Cincinnati, marking the third trip to the disabled list this year for a player whose once-promising career has been more a testament to flameouts than to strikeouts.
Today's heightened pressures on CEOs have prompted some dramatic flameouts in the chief executive suite, and have fundamentally changed the CEO's role forever.
Talented teams that have suffered memorable playoff flameouts could be grouped in three categories: teams that suffered from what one might call PLS (Post-Championship Letdown Syndrome); teams that were viewed as athletically superior to their opponents but failed; and teams that compiled impressive regular-season marks only to disappear in the postseason.
Players can also manage inflight hazards such as engine flameouts caused by heavy weather, and can utilize aircraft weather radar to avoid the worst precipitation and lightning strikes.
Drugs and egomania (one fuels the other) had a lot to do with these flameouts, too.
Their opening-weekend flameouts had already greased the skids.
Yet, for a team that has suffered first-round flameouts to Penn State, Tulsa, Princeton and Detroit Mercy in the past 10 years, the Bruins seemed to know their history as well as this latest bunch of no-names.
Calcanis has watched some spectacular flameouts and the rise of promising new entertainment sites as the Web, especially in Los Angeles' back yard, starts to actually show people a good time.