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Burnout Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Burnout Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A burnout (also known as a peel out or power brake) is the practice of keeping a vehicle still (or close to) and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction.

The origins of burnouts can be traced to drag racing, where they have a practical purpose: drag racing tires perform better at higher temperatures. A burnout is the fastest way to raise tire temperature before a race. It also cleans the tires of any debris and lays down a layer of rubber near the starting line for better traction. Drag race tracks sometimes use specially-reserved, wet-surface areas (burnout boxes) for burnouts.

Burnout Sample Sentences in News

  • Stop Physician Burnout: New Book Gives First Step-By-Step Formula to Prevent Burnout in All Specialties
    With physician burnout at epidemic levels and a tidal wave of newly insured patients on the way, healthcare organizations are stretched to the breaking point. Despite the need for tools to support the health of the providers, there remains an enormous gap in the education of modern physicians… until now. Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'
  • Pub shut down after brawls, lock-ins and a burnout
    A Canterbury pub has been shut down for a litany of licence breaches, including a bikie doing a burnout inside the public bar.Drunken patrons of the Kaikanui Tavern in Kaiapoi had been the subject of intense police scrutiny over... Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'
  • Burnouts, chainsaws, close Kaiapoi pub
    A motorbike burnout, chainsawing and a lock-in drinking session inside a Kaiapoi pub have forced authorities to shut it down. Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'

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