- a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
- to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
Origin of blowtorch
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If you put a frying pan in water, you could put a blowtorch on the other side and it won't make any difference.Japan Nuclear Fallout: How Bad Could It Get?
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Heat the cement with a blowtorch and apply it to the bruised parts.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
We can play a blowtorch over Harper's suit and any poison will be burned away.Planet of Dread
"He's probably gone to find a blowtorch to shave with," Zircon rumbled.The Caves of Fear
I just now went out and fished the blowtorch out of the laundry tub.The Water Eater
"I'll get a blowtorch," said one of the guards in the rear of the room.The Sensitive Man
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- a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc
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