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blowout

[′blō‚au̇t]
(electricity)
The melting of an electric fuse because of excessive current.
(electromagnetism)
The extinguishing of an electric arc by deflection in a magnetic field. Also known as magnetic blowout.
(engineering)
The bursting of a container (such as a tube pipe, pneumatic tire, or dam) by the pressure of the contained fluid.
The rupture left by such bursting.
The abrupt escape of air from the working chamber of a pneumatic caisson.
(geology)
Any of the various trough-, saucer-, or cuplike hollows formed by wind erosion on a dune or other sand deposit.
(hydrology)
A bubbling spring which bursts from the ground behind a river levee when water at flood stage is forced under the levee through pervious layers of sand or silt. Also known as sand boil.
(petroleum engineering)
A sudden, unplanned escape of oil or gas from a well during drilling.

blowing

1. See popping.
2. The upward movement of soil material at the base of an excavation or cofferdam as a result of groundwater pressure.

blowout

The flameout of the afterburner, or of the main gas turbine engine, caused by the excessive velocity of incoming primary airflow.
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Arsenal striker Wright, in lumber for a two-footed horror lunge on Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel, has been involved in a string of disciplinary blow-outs that make grim reading.
Every year tire blow-outs cause an average of 23,000 vehicle crashes, while low tire pressure claims 660 lives and injures 33,000 people, according to NHTSA.
But 9-2 shot Dodging Bullets consigned to history blow-outs at the last two Festivals to seize the two-mile chasing crown from 33-1 outsider Somersby and form the centrepiece of a Nicholls 1,429-1 hat-trick.
Dunmall is one of the best saxophonists in the UK, with a particular facility for emotional blow-outs at high volume, maximum loquacity and with massive emotional weight.
They are no good at all for major damage or blow-outs.
We need a healthy competition, closer games and less blow-outs.
The researchers found that traffic fatalities increased significantly after close games, and that games which were rated as nail-biters were far more likely to result in traffic fatalities than blow-outs.
It is usual to expect matches at this stage of the tournament to make up low, but while there have been few blow-outs in the last five years - last season's 26-26 draw between Leicester and Cardiff is the highest tally - there have also been few truly low-scoring games, with 27 the lowest total.
OK, maybe not cause for a national holiday, but still a small triumph after a lifetime of bulb bloopers and blow-outs.
Sweet Lilly is at least Listed class on her best form and should feel the benefit for a couple of blow-outs in Dubai at Goodwood.
The Scot has shown a fiery streak in his first couple of years in the big time and here MailSport looks at memorable Murray blow-outs.