From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
9. the prohibition of the broadcasting of a sports event, such as a boxing match or football game, sometimes confined to one particular area. It is usually done to encourage sales of tickets to the event. [PJC]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
87 Moby Thesaurus words for "blackout": KO, agnosia, amnesia, anoxia, asteroids, aurora particles, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, blocking, brownout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, censorship, coma, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, curtain, dematerialization, departure, dimout, disappearance, disappearing, dispersion, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving, eclipse, elimination, erasure, evanescence, evaporation, extinction, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, faint, fugue, going, grayout, hush-up, intergalactic matter, iron curtain, ironbound security, kayo, knockout, lipothymia, lipothymy, loss of memory, melting, meteor dust impacts, meteors, nirvana, nirvana principle, nothingness, oath of secrecy, oblivion, obliviousness, occultation, official secrecy, pall, passing, pressure suit, radiation, repression, seal of secrecy, security, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sleep, smothering, space bullets, stifling, stupor, suppression, swoon, syncope, the bends, unconsciousness, vanishing, vanishing point, veil, veil of secrecy, weightlessness, wipe, word deafness, wraps
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