[ 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.
BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Origin of blow-by
First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase blow by
Words nearby blow-by
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for blow-by
the leakage of gas past the piston of an engine at maximum pressure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012