blower

[ bloh-er ]
/ ˈbloʊ ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. blow-up,
  2. blowback,
  3. blowball,
  4. blowdown,
  5. blowed,
  6. blowfish,
  7. blowfly,
  8. blowgun,
  9. blowhard,
  10. blowhole

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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Word Origin and History for blower

blower

n.

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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