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[bloh-bahy] /ˈbloʊˌbaɪ/
noun, plural blow-bies. Automotive.
leakage of the air-fuel mixture or of combustion gases between a piston and the cylinder wall into the crankcase of an automobile.
a device, fitted to a crankcase, for conducting such gases back to the cylinders for combustion.
Origin of blow-by
First recorded in 1930-35; noun use of verb phrase blow by Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blow by


the leakage of gas past the piston of an engine at maximum pressure
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Slang definitions & phrases for blow by

blow by

verb phrase

To pitch a ball so hard and fast that the batter cannot hit it: He blew it right by the slugger (1950s+ Baseball)

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