blooper

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A radio direction finding truck used by the British Post Office in 1927 to find unlicensed radio transmitters and bloopers, or radio receivers causing interference (sense 1)
A series of bloopers (sense 4) from the Dutch children’s television programme B.O.O.S. (1988–1995) presented by Bart de Graaff
The USS Niagara, a brig launched in 1813, under full sail on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, USA. The leftmost sail next to the flag is the blooper or spanker (sense 5).

bloop +‎ -er, of US origin.[1]

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blooper (plural bloopers)

  1. (US, dated) A radio which interferes with other radios, causing them to bloop (squeal loudly). [from 1926]
  2. (informal) A blunder, an error.
  3. (baseball, slang) A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders. [19th c.]
  4. (film, informal) A filmed or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing accident and/or mistake.
  5. (nautical) A gaff-rigged fore-and-aft sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast of a square-rigged ship; a spanker.

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  • (filmed or videotaped outtake): gag reel (compilation of outtakes)

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Noun[edit]

blooper m (plural bloopers)

  1. blooper