Automotive. a procedure for measuring the compression within an engine to identify certain mechanical defects, such as worn piston rings.
a tree or stand of timber that has been blown down by the wind.
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How to use blowdown in a sentence
The face fabric still deserves some caution around sharp objects, but I felt confident jamming it into my backpack or wearing it while walking over and around blowdown.
The Tin Roof blowdown, released in 2007, is set in the Armageddon atmosphere of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
A blazing mass of tops, twisted in a blowdown, fronted them, and they were forced to make a long detour.King Spruce, A Novel | Holman Day
“The fool Indian ought to make allowance for a blowdown,” he reflected, angrily.King Spruce, A Novel | Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for blowdown (1 of 2)
an accident in a nuclear reactor in which a cooling pipe bursts causing the loss of essential coolant
British Dictionary definitions for blow down (2 of 2)
to open a valve in a steam boiler to eject any sediment that has collected
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