boilover

[boil-oh-ver]

noun

the act or fact of boiling over: an automatic burner control that eliminates boilovers.

Origin of boilover

noun use of verb phrase boil over

boil-over

[boil-oh-ver]

noun Australian and New Zealand Slang.

an unexpected result.

Origin of boil-over

noun use of verb phrase boil over
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British Dictionary definitions for boilover

boilover

noun Australian

a surprising result in a sporting event, esp in a horse race
a sudden conflict
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