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blowpipe

[bloh-pahyp] /ˈbloʊˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
2.
Also called blow-iron, blowtube. Glass Blowing. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow the molten glass in making hollowware.
3.
4.
Medicine/Medical. an instrument used to observe or clean a cavity.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; blow2 + pipe1
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blowpipe

/ˈbləʊˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowing US word blowgun
2.
Also called blow tube. a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
3.
a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape
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