Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A blowpipe (used in metallurgy, etc.).
  • n. A blowgun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blowgun.
  • n. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles.
  • n. A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of “metal” (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hollow iron rod, from 5 to 6 feet long, by blowing through which a glass-blower expands the semi-fluid metal gathered on its further end while shaping it on the marver.
  • n. Same as blow-gun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
  • n. a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
  • n. a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
  • n. a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat

Etymologies

blow +‎ tube (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A blowtube was fastened to three pegs, so that it might not warp, a hunter's horn hung from another, and on the floor were a number of arrows in various stages of manufacture, some tied to the straightening rod, some with the feathers already attached, and some hardly shaped from the elder or aspen log.

    After London Or, Wild England

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