blower

[ bloh-er ]
/ ˈbloʊ ər /

noun

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Origin of blower

before 900; Middle English; Old English. See blow2, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for blower

blower
/ (ˈbləʊə) /

noun

a mechanical device, such as a fan, that blows
a low-pressure rotary compressor, esp in a furnace or internal-combustion engineSee also supercharger
an informal name for telephone
an informal name for speaking tube
an informal name for a whale 1
mining a discharge of firedamp from a crevice
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