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[bloh-tawrch] /ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ/
a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
verb (used with object)
to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
Origin of blowtorch
First recorded in 1905-10; blow2 + torch1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Heat the cement with a blowtorch and apply it to the bruised parts.

  • We can play a blowtorch over Harper's suit and any poison will be burned away.

    Planet of Dread Murray Leinster
  • "He's probably gone to find a blowtorch to shave with," Zircon rumbled.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • I just now went out and fished the blowtorch out of the laundry tub.

    The Water Eater Win Marks
  • "I'll get a blowtorch," said one of the guards in the rear of the room.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
  • A lot of cable to fit, and no blowtorch, and you tell me we can manage!


    B. M. Bower
  • Mostly things like hacksaws and an electric drill, and a circular scar where a blowtorch had been sitting.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for blowtorch


a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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