boilover

[ boil-oh-ver ]
/ ˈbɔɪlˌoʊ vər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. boilerplate,
  2. boiling,
  3. boiling point,
  4. boiling-water reactor,
  5. boilingly,
  6. boink,
  7. bois brûlé,
  8. bois d'arc,
  9. bois de boulogne,
  10. bois de rose

Origin of boilover

noun use of verb phrase boil over

boil-over

[ boil-oh-ver ]
/ ˈbɔɪlˌoʊ vər /

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

/ (ˈbɔɪlˌəʊvə) /

noun Australian

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