[ bloh-pahyp ]
/ ˈbloʊˌpaɪp /


a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
Also called blow-iron, blowtube. Glass Blowing. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow the molten glass in making hollowware.
Medicine/Medical. an instrument used to observe or clean a cavity.

Origin of blowpipe

First recorded in 1675–85; blow2 + pipe1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for blowpipe

/ (ˈbləʊˌpaɪp) /


a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowingUS word: blowgun
Also called: blow tube a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape
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