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  1. the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat-softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube.
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Origin of glassblowing

First recorded in 1820–30; glass + blowing
Related formsglass·blow·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for glassblowing

Historical Examples

  • Glassblowing, and spinning strange silky skeins from his glowing light.

    Original Penny Readings

    George Manville Fenn

  • The habit of constant and instinctive rotation is literally about one-third of the whole art of glassblowing.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall