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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat [syn: blowtube, blow tube, blowpipe]
2: a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing [syn: blowgun, blowpipe, blowtube, blow tube]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1685 1. a small tubular instrument for directing a jet of air or other gas into a flame so as to concentrate and increase the heat 2. blowgun 3. a tubular instrument used for revealing or cleaning a bodily cavity by forcing air into it 4. a long metal tube on the end of which a glassmaker gathers a quantity of molten glass and through which he blows to expand and shape it

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a tube used esp. by primitive peoples for propelling arrows or darts by blowing. 2 a tube used to intensify the heat of a flame by blowing air or other gas through it at high pressure. 3 a tube used in glass-blowing.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blowgun Blow"gun`, n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blowtube Blow"tube`, n. 1. A blowgun. --Tylor. 2. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles. 3. (Glassmaking) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of ``metal'' (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blowpipe Blow"pipe`, n. 1. A tube for directing a jet of air into a fire or into the flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat on some object. Note: It is called a mouth blowpipe when used with the mouth; but for both chemical and industrial purposes, it is often worked by a bellows or other contrivance. The common mouth blowpipe is a tapering tube with a very small orifice at the end to be inserted in the flame. The oxyhydrogen blowpipe, invented by Dr. Hare in 1801, is an instrument in which oxygen and hydrogen, taken from separate reservoirs, in the proportions of two volumes of hydrogen to one of oxygen, are burned in a jet, under pressure. It gives a heat that will consume the diamond, fuse platinum, and dissipate in vapor, or in gaseous forms, most known substances. 2. A blowgun; a blowtube. Blowpipe analysis (Chem.), analysis by means of the blowpipe. Blowpipe reaction (Chem.), the characteristic behavior of a substance subjected to a test by means of the blowpipe.

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