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Blow-off \Blow"-off`\, n.

  1. A blowing off steam, water, etc.; -- Also, adj. as, a blow-off cock or pipe.

  2. An outburst of temper or excitement. [Colloq.]


n. (alternative spelling of blowoff English)

Usage examples of "blow-off".

Even before he had time to twist his head the fraction of an inch necessary to look from Dixon's personnel carrier to the tank less than fifty meters to their front, the first of the tank's large metal blow-off panels that covered the ammo storage area had already been torn free.