Definition of flameout in English:


Line breaks: flame|out
Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪməʊt


  • 1An instance of the flame in the combustion chamber of a jet engine being extinguished, with a resultant loss of power.
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    • 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 US Open
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    • 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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