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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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