blowgun

[bloh-guhn]

Origin of blowgun

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; blow2 + gun1
Also called blowtube.
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blowgun

noun
  1. the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for blow-gun
n.

type of weapon, 1799, from blow (v.1) + gun (n.).

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