- the extinguishing of all stage lights, as in closing a vaudeville skit or separating the scenes of a play.
- Also called blackout skit. a skit ending in a blackout.
- temporary loss of consciousness or vision: She suffered a blackout from the blow on the head.
- a period of total memory loss, as one induced by an accident or prolonged alcoholic drinking: The patient cannot account for the bizarre things he did during his blackout.
Origin of blackout
Can be confusedblackout brownout
Examples from the Web for blackout
But Barney, the stick-man who'd felt my Blackout, caught on a lot quicker.
A Blackout is quite effective—it's hard to hit what you can't see.
I picked her up in my arms and carried her to the same sawdust-strewn private dining room where I'd given Barney the Blackout.
Well, he certainly wasn't much of a perceptive, or he would have been able to handle the Blackout himself.
My Blackout victim was reaching out, trying to find something he could use to raise himself to his feet.
British Dictionary definitions for blackout
verb black out (adverb)
Medicine definitions for blackout
Culture definitions for blackout
The complete loss of electrical power in a particular area. Blackouts can result from a natural disaster, a manmade catastrophe, or simply from an excess of energy demand over supply. (Compare brownout.)