Meaning of flashover

flash•o•ver

Pronunciation: (flash'ō"vur), [key]
— n.
  1. a disruptive discharge around or over the surface of a solid or liquid insulator.
  2. the moment of conflagration or complete incineration caused by superheated air or combustibles.
—v.i.
  1. to have or experience a flashover.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: