air blast


  1. a jet of air produced mechanically.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of air blast1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The air blast, moreover, by being diffused round the glass of the condenser apparatus, would somewhat mask the appearances.

Either of the two systems can be operated under pressure with an air-blast, in which case a gas-holder and bell must be employed.

It is customary to convey the air-blast through a pipe leading to the ash-pit, as in the Winterthur apparatus (Fig. 92).

The same old tuyer iron receives the air blast from the same old style leather bellows, and there is nothing more satisfactory.

An air-blast is injected through the molten mass, and the impurities are burnt, or oxidised as it is chemically termed.


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