un·​con·​tained | \ ˌən-kən-ˈtānd How to pronounce uncontained (audio) \

Definition of uncontained

: not restrained, checked, or controlled : not contained uncontained mirth/joy an uncontained explosion

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Years earlier, in 2010, a Qantas Airbus A380, the world’s largest plane, suffered an uncontained engine failure after taking off from Singapore for Australia; pilots succeeded in landing the crippled plane safely back at Changi. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Often Do New Airplanes Have Problems?," 2 Nov. 2018 An engine on the plane had an uncontained failure, throwing off debris. Zach Wichter, BostonGlobe.com, "Aspiring pilots find a job seeker’s market," 27 May 2018 Kevlar shielding and other design elements are primarily intended to prevent such an event, called an uncontained failure. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "FAA Expands Engine Checks After Southwest Accident," 21 June 2018 While a National Transportation Safety Board investigation is still underway, NTSB officials confirmed that the uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was the result of a fan blade breaking from a crack near the fan's hub. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Southwest Airlines protested airworthiness directive designed to prevent engine failures," 19 Apr. 2018 The blade flew outside of the engine in an uncontained failure causing engine parts to damage the wing, fuselage and breaking a cabin window. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Fan Blade, Engine Cover Are Factors in Southwest Flight 1380 Engine Failure," 19 Apr. 2018 The last time there was an uncontained engine failure in a U.S. plane was in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Airlines, including Southwest, are so safe it's hard to rank them by safety," 19 Apr. 2018 Investigators will also want to know if there is any relation between Tuesday's engine blowout and an uncontained engine failure that spewed shrapnel on a Southwest airplane cruising above the Gulf of Mexico in 2016, Sumwalt said. Julie Johnsson, chicagotribune.com, "Southwest rushes engine checks amid first-of-its-kind crisis," 18 Apr. 2018 The Rhea Fire, one of four major wildfires currently burning across Oklahoma, has claimed two lives so far, destroyed dozens of homes, and is expected to remain uncontained through the weekend. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "The Megafire Burning in Oklahoma," 18 Apr. 2018

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circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncontained was circa 1611

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