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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blowout

The flameout of the afterburner, or of the main gas turbine engine, caused by the excessive velocity of incoming primary airflow.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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