from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire.
- n. The hole made by such a rupture.
- n. A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
- n. Slang A large party or other social affair: "Lunch was a billion-calorie blowout beside the pool” ( Vanity Fair).
- n. Informal A lopsided victory or thorough defeat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a sudden puncturing of a pneumatic tyre / tire
- n. a sudden release of oil and gas from a well
- n. a social function, especially one with large quantities of food
- n. A sporting contest that is decidedly one-sided and whose outcome is no longer in doubt. Often occurs when one team is superior to the other.
- n. A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
- n. an extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.
- n. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a gay or lavish festivity.
- n. the sudden deflation of an inflatable tire due to a puncture or rupture, often accompanied by a bang.
- n. the sudden escape of gas or liquid confined under pressure, such as in a gas or oil well, or in a system containing pressurized air or steam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an easy victory
- n. a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus
- n. a gay festivity
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