Word forms: (regular plural) blowouts
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Brakes, steering, wheels, tires, and suspension) If you have a blowout while you are driving a car, one of the tires suddenly bursts. ⇒ A truck traveling south had a blowout and crashed. ⇒ Wider rims are used to reduce tire damage during a flat or blowout. ⇒ Car accidents caused by tire blowouts could be avoided by using a device that detects the slight changes in a tire's pressure that cause them.
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