flame-out

or flame·out

[ fleym-out ]
/ ˈfleɪmˌaʊt /

noun Aeronautics.

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

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Also called blowout.

Origin of flame-out

First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase flame out
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