blowout lowout n. 1. a gay or lavish festivity. [colloq.]

Syn: gala, gala affair, jamboree. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the sudden deflation of an inflatable tire due to a puncture or rupture, often accompanied by a bang. [PJC]

3. the sudden escape of gas or liquid confined under pressure, such as in a gas or oil well, or in a system containing pressurized air or steam. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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