- a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
- Also called blow-iron, blowtube. Glass Blowing. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow the molten glass in making hollowware.
- Medicine/Medical. an instrument used to observe or clean a cavity.
Origin of blowpipe
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Examples from the Web for blowpipe
I just love to talk at you when you've got your mouth full of a blowpipe.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
I asked, amazed at the skill with which he handled the blowpipe.
Almost as he said it, the steel beneath the blowpipe became incandescent.
Only one of our men had been wounded,—he by an arrow from a blowpipe.Tales of the Malayan Coast
How to solder, either by the blowpipe or by the "bit," is now and then useful knowledge.Practical Taxidermy
- a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowingUS word: blowgun
- Also called: blow tube a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
- a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape
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