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blowgun

[bloh-guhn]
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noun
  1. a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
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Origin of blowgun

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; blow2 + gun1
Also called blowtube.
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Examples from the Web for blowgun

Historical Examples

  • In a single swift motion he lifted his blowgun and placed it to his lips.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • He turned to face Ulv, who hadn't brought the blowgun any closer to his lips.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • Abruptly, he pushed the blowgun into a thong at his waist, turned and strode out.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • The blowgun, when in use, is held to the mouth with the right hand.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan

  • "Leave us alone or it will be worse for you," he said as he raised the blowgun to his mouth.

    By Sheer Pluck

    G. A. Henty


British Dictionary definitions for blowgun

blowgun

noun
  1. the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)
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