the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
- Also called blowout.
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How to use flame-out in a sentence
Families that do build petty empires flame out, but the grand empire ruled by our churning elites burns on, evidently, forever.
Rick Santorum stunned the political world in Iowa but could still flame out.Is Rick Santorum for Real After Strong Iowa Caucuses Finish? | Howard Kurtz | January 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If it be feasible to keep the flame out of contact with solid surfaces, however, perhaps even this difficulty can be overcome.
It was a picturesque sight, to see the Indian fires making little spots of flame out on the plain.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon | Wyn Roosevelt
The stranger shook the flame out of the match-stick carefully and threw it away before turning toward his captor.The Little Brown Jug at Kildare | Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for flameout
the failure of an aircraft jet engine in flight due to extinction of the flame
a complete failure
(of a jet engine) to fail in flight or to cause (a jet engine) to fail in flight
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