a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.

verb (used with object)

to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.

Origin of blowtorch

First recorded in 1905–10; blow2 + torch1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for blowtorch

jet, Concorde, ramjet, turbojet

Examples from the Web for blowtorch

Contemporary Examples of blowtorch

Historical Examples of blowtorch

  • Heat the cement with a blowtorch and apply it to the bruised parts.

  • We can play a blowtorch over Harper's suit and any poison will be burned away.

    Planet of Dread

    Murray Leinster

  • "He's probably gone to find a blowtorch to shave with," Zircon rumbled.

  • I just now went out and fished the blowtorch out of the laundry tub.

  • "I'll get a blowtorch," said one of the guards in the rear of the room.

    The Sensitive Man

    Poul William Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for blowtorch



a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc
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