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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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HEALTH and safety officials claim Boulby miner John Anderson was not following safety guidelines when he was killed in an "extraordinary" gas blowout, an inquest has heard.
There is special attention being focused on drilling safety in the Arctic with Shell and other companies because the Arctic is a new frontier where cleanup of an oil spill is even more challenging than in other places, and where a blowout in ice could have catastrophic consequences.
Grasshoppers were relatively sparse in our blowouts in 2005, so they were not considered in the selection of the insecticide.
Furthermore, blowout preventers simply may be inherently poor failsafes.
None of the incidents have caused injuries, however experts say a tyre blowout could cause a pilot to lose control of the aircraft or result in a brake fire, according to The Associated Press.
The magazine said: "It is astounding that the British did not ground their fleet the moment they learned that a tyre blowout was suspected in the Paris crash before investigators sorted out the sequence of events that led to the tragedy.
Also a blowout on any other of the 16 remaining wheels could be a big problem for someone next to a disintegrating tire.
In all, there are now BlowOuts in 35 Super Kmarts and in 145 Wal-Marts and Wal-Mart Supercenters.
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The hearing was also told there had already been 25 previous gas blowouts on the rock panel which killed Mr Anderson, who was also known as Richie, on June 17 last year, while he was working a night shift at the East Cleveland mine.