flameout
noun Date: 1950 1. the unintentional cessation of operation of a jet airplane engine 2. a sudden downfall, failure, or cessation 3. a person whose successful career ends abruptly

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  • flameout — [flām′out΄] n. ☆ 1. the stopping of combustion in a jet engine as a result of some abnormal flight condition 2. a sudden and complete, usually conspicuous, failure * * * flame·out (flāmʹout ) n. 1. Failure of a jet aircraft engine, especially in… …   Universalium

  • flameout — [flām′out΄] n. ☆ 1. the stopping of combustion in a jet engine as a result of some abnormal flight condition 2. a sudden and complete, usually conspicuous, failure …   English World dictionary

  • Flameout — A flameout refers to the failure of a jet engine caused by the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber. It can be caused by a number of factors, including fuel exhaustion; compressor stall; insufficient oxygen supply; engine ingestion… …   Wikipedia

  • Flameout — Ein Flammabriss ist das Erlöschen der Verbrennung in den Brennkammern bei Strahltriebwerken und Propellerturbinen als Folge eines technischen Problems. Zum Teil wird hierfür auch im Deutschen die englische Bezeichnung flameout verwendet. Ursachen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flameout — noun a) The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing. The company was one of Silicon Valleys more famous dot com flameouts. b) The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork or in a dramatic manner …   Wiktionary

  • Flameout — Flame out auch: Flame|out 〈[flɛımaʊt] m. 6; bei Flugzeugen〉 Ausfall eines Triebwerks infolge Treibstoffmangels [<engl. flame „flammen, glühen“ + out „aus“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flameout — n. failure of a jet engine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flameout — An emergency condition in the operation of a gas turbine engine in which the flame is extinguished unintentionally for any reason, except fuel starvation, resulting in the loss of engine power …   Aviation dictionary

  • flameout — noun 1》 an instance of the flame in the combustion chamber of a jet engine being extinguished, with a resultant loss of power. 2》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. a conspicuous failure …   English new terms dictionary

  • flameout — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: flame (II) + out : the cessation of operation of a jet aircraft engine (as through improper combustion or exhaustion of the fuel supply) called also blowout II …   Useful english dictionary

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