- The definition of a blowout is when a tire bursts or a fuse melts, or when hair is dried with a hairdryer.
- An example of a blowout is the tire of a big truck exploding while on the freeway.
- A fuse that gets too much current and melts is an example of a blowout.
- Styling your hair with a blowdryer is an example of a blowout.
A man changing a tire after a blowout.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the act or result of blowing out; specif.,
- the bursting of a tire
- the melting of an electric fuse from too much current
- Slang a party, banquet, or celebration
- Slang an overwhelming victory or, esp. in sports, defeat
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a. A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire.b. The hole made by such a rupture.
- A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
- Slang A large party or other social affair: “Lunch was a billion-calorie blowout beside the pool” (Vanity Fair).
- Informal A lopsided victory or thorough defeat.
blowout - Business Definition
- The nearly immediate sale of a new security issue because of great investor demand. See also hot issue.
- The rapid sale of a product or products at an especially favorable price.