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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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THE safety boss at a mine where an experienced driver was killed in a gas blow-out insisted job losses had not compromised safety.
“Most of us don't have the time to blow-out hair to get the best volume and shine; we're focused on getting out the door.
The CCW believe that by enlarging existing "blow-outs" (bare sandy depressions in the dunes) near the mouth of the River Kenfig, sand will start to move inland within the dune system so that sparsely vegetated young dunes start to form once again.
The excellent vibration damping leads to an even cut and minimizes micro blow-outs at the cutting edge.
"It's possible that we can have blow-outs here," Paul Hood, a Qatar-based executive at Maersk Oil told Reuters on the sidelines of an energy conference in Manama.
"We have had games recently that I thought would have been close and have been complete blow-outs. We are playing at a very high level - at home especially."
However, the 23-year-old Londoner has shown aggression and style in his three subsequent fights, with Saturday night's third-round stoppage of Ally Morrison following two first-round blow-outs.
The official attributed the accidents to poor attitude of road users, misjudgment of distance between vehicles, tyre blow-outs and ignoring checking the road among other causes.
"The main causes of road traffic collisions tend to be driving at speed, not slowing down on wet roads, poor car maintenance, tyre blow-outs, driving under the influence of drink and drugs and a lack of concentration.
Impact with pothole edges or sunken grates can cause severe tyre damage which could lead to dangerous blow-outs on the road.
THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF BLOW-OUTS IS UNDER-INFLATION.