Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the stopping of combustion in a jet engine as a result of some abnormal flight condition
- a sudden and complete, usually conspicuous, failure
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Failure of a jet aircraft engine, especially in flight, caused by the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber.
- One that fails suddenly, especially after having been successful.