[ bloh-guhn ]
/ ˈbloʊˌgʌn /


a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.


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Also called blowtube.

Origin of blowgun

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; blow2 + gun1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for blowgun

/ (ˈbləʊˌɡʌn) /


the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)
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