- a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
Origin of blowgun
Also called blowtube.
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Examples from the Web for blow-gun
But the blow-gun was at length levelled, and the curare did its work.The Forest Exiles
In Borneo the use of the blow-gun is not confined to the Dyaks.Where the Strange Trails Go Down
E. Alexander Powell
They go by in a minute, and I take off the last one with my blow-gun.
His words were punctuated by the deadly pop of Pinto's blow-gun.
He spears fish and he kills birds and beasts with a blow-gun.Tales of lonely trails
- the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for blow-gun
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