flashover flashover

Definition(s):

  • (n) an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)

Usage(s):

  • Maybe there will come a day, as yet far off, when our skills and science overmaster chaos and the last surprise flashover consumes its last unlucky victim.

News

  1. Flashover

    Heat is intense at old AMD plant blaze A flashover fire roared through the machine shop and storage area as firefighters prepared to extinguish Monday's fire at the old AMD facility on the corner of Baechtel and East Hill roads.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Willits News

  2. Local fireworks team boasts plenty of pop

    Flashover Fireworks LLC will oversee planned July 5 bash at Powhatan home
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Powhatan Today

Quotes

  • "There was a massive flashover, I felt an extreme heat come over the back of my helmet and over my shoulders," Mr Johnson told reporters on Monday. "We sort of scrambled to the first point of safety and then we realised Dick (Mr Zapart) was...
    on Nov 22, 2009 By: Russell Johnson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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