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blowtorch

[bloh-tawrch]
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noun
  1. a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
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Origin of blowtorch

First recorded in 1905–10; blow2 + torch1
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Examples from the Web for blowtorch

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  • 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

blowtorch

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