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air blast

  1. a jet of air produced mechanically.
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Origin of air blast

First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of air blast

  • Curved windshields of heavy glass protected the passengers from the air-blast of swift motion.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus

    John Murray Reynolds

  • This is prevented by the water-cooled damper S, which always closes the air-blast when the gas-pipe is open and vice versa.

  • Build water-wheel and fan-wheel, and set my machinery for an air-blast to reduce the ore.

    Perseverance Island

    Douglas Frazar

  • 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).