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- a person or thing that blows.
- a machine for supplying air at a moderate pressure, as to supply forced drafts or supercharge and scavenge diesel engines.
- snow blower.
- Mining. a jet of firedamp issuing from a crevice.
- Slang. a braggart.
- Chiefly British Slang. a telephone.
Origin of blower
before 900; Middle English;
Old English. See blow2
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for blower
Historical Examples of blower
The blower should be very smooth, and made of either tin, brass or copper.
“To tell you who she is, my dear Mrs. Blower, is very easy,” said the officious Doctor.
The mass of glass was also very heavy for the blower to wield.
Discovering no blower, he investigated, and began to gently haul in the line.
"They might think we were friends of Blower sent to spy on them," said Phil.
British Dictionary definitions for blower
- 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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Word Origin and History for blower
early 12c. (originally of horn-blowers), from Old English blawere, agent noun from blow (v.1). Of mechanical devices from 1795.
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