a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
- Also called blowtube.
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How to use blowgun in a sentence
Aynin stated that seven blowgun arrows are first prepared, including a small one only a hand-length (awhil) long.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees | James Mooney
He is a handsome little fellow and spends his whole time hunting birds with blowgun and arrow.Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
But he vastly preferred to go out for long walks with his blowgun, his net, and his collecting boxes.By Sheer Pluck | G. A. Henty
Frank placed the blowgun to his mouth, and in a moment his pellet struck the animal smartly on the side of the head.By Sheer Pluck | G. A. Henty
Their weapons are the bow and arrow and the blowgun or sumpitan, here called “sumpit.”Negritos of Zambales | William Allan Reed
British Dictionary definitions for blowgun
the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)
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