flashover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flashover an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
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Usage

In literature:

There'd been a flashover in the drivers.
"The Stoker and the Stars" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys (AKA John A. Sentry)
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In news:

Two Norton firefighters were injured when they were knocked to the ground during a flashover Saturday.
Two Firefighters Injured in Massachusetts Flashover .
Flashover Blows Indiana Firefighters Down Stairwell.
C orona is a serious issue in metal clad switchgear because of its highly destructive nature—it is the cause of most flashovers in the equipment.
Last weekend, Flashover Youth Ministries sponsored a concert by three national Christian rock bands: By The Tree, a group that has won two Dove awards, Christian music's answer to the Grammys.
Firefighter Bails, Three Rescued After Flashover.
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