- a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
- Also called blow-iron, blowtube. Glass Blowing. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow the molten glass in making hollowware.
- Medicine/Medical. an instrument used to observe or clean a cavity.
Origin of blowpipe
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Examples from the Web for blowpipe
I just love to talk at you when you've got your mouth full of a blowpipe.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
Almost as he said it, the steel beneath the blowpipe became incandescent.
I asked, amazed at the skill with which he handled the blowpipe.
Only one of our men had been wounded,—he by an arrow from a blowpipe.Tales of the Malayan Coast
How to solder, either by the blowpipe or by the "bit," is now and then useful knowledge.Practical Taxidermy
- a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowingUS word: blowgun
- Also called: blow tube a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
- a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape
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