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flame-out

or flame·out

[ fleym-out ]
/ ˈfleɪmˌaʊt /
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noun Aeronautics.

the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.

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Origin of flame-out

First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase flame out
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British Dictionary definitions for flame-out

flameout
/ (ˈfleɪmˌaʊt) /

noun

the failure of an aircraft jet engine in flight due to extinction of the flame
a complete failure

verb flame out (adverb)

(of a jet engine) to fail in flight or to cause (a jet engine) to fail in flight
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