[ bloh-tawrch ]
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  1. a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.

verb (used with object)
  1. to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.

Origin of blowtorch

First recorded in 1905–10; blow2 + torch1

Words Nearby blowtorch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blowtorch in a sentence

  • If you put a frying pan in water, you could put a blowtorch on the other side and it won't make any difference.

  • Mostly things like hacksaws and an electric drill, and a circular scar where a blowtorch had been sitting.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • 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.

    The Caves of Fear | John Blaine
  • A lot of cable to fit, and no blowtorch, and you tell me we can manage!

    Skyrider | B. M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for blowtorch


/ (ˈbləʊˌtɔːtʃ) /

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

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