- a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
Origin of blowgun
Related Words for blowgunpistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, cannon, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, catapult, dagger, spear, bayonet, ax, bludgeon, spike
Examples from the Web for blowgun
Historical Examples of blowgun
In a single swift motion he lifted his blowgun and placed it to his lips.
He turned to face Ulv, who hadn't brought the blowgun any closer to his lips.
Abruptly, he pushed the blowgun into a thong at his waist, turned and strode out.
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
- the US word for blowpipe (def. 1)