Definition of flameout in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflāmout/


1An instance of the flame in the combustion chamber of a jet engine being extinguished, with a resultant loss of power.
Example sentences
  • Any sudden throttle movements could cause an engine flameout, resulting in deceleration and a lengthy engine restart - not ideal when a pilot was in combat.
  • When the engine experienced the flameout, the airplane was 700 ft above ground level and 0.5 miles from the end of the runway.
  • At 6,000 feet, the pilot tried to execute a second set of boldface procedures, loss of thrust / flameout, but had difficulty remembering the procedures verbatim.
1.1 informal, chiefly North American A complete or conspicuous failure: his first-round flameout at the U.S. Open
More example sentences
  • A first-round playoff flameout ended the season on a sour note.
  • Other legendary trainers suffered flameouts just as dramatic.
  • The Gregg family is becoming increasingly familiar with flameouts.
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