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blower

[bloh-er] /ˈbloʊ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that blows.
2.
a machine for supplying air at a moderate pressure, as to supply forced drafts or supercharge and scavenge diesel engines.
4.
Mining. a jet of firedamp issuing from a crevice.
5.
Slang. a braggart.
7.
Chiefly British Slang. a telephone.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English. See blow2, -er1
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  • It turns out that the sticks and small rocks that are invariably sucked up with the leaves damage the blower's plastic impeller.
  • In general, the organization encrypts its data and keeps the source of its whistle-blower submissions anonymous.
  • At the same time a blower attached under the first segment sends air back into the outer bag.
  • It is a mind blower that they are able to measure object light years away from us.
  • Perfect for running the snow blower to clear the driveway.
  • But there is something else a whistle does for the blower.
  • As an example of the latter, he cites aforementioned leaf blower.
  • He feels that the blower manufacturers are dishonest in their statements and that the blowers don't work anyhow.
  • He later files a claim under the federal whistle-blower statute.
  • Whistle-blower claims his accusations cost him his job.
British Dictionary definitions for blower

blower

/ˈbləʊə/
noun
1.
a mechanical device, such as a fan, that blows
2.
a low-pressure rotary compressor, esp in a furnace or internal-combustion engine See also supercharger
3.
an informal name for telephone
4.
an informal name for speaking tube
5.
an informal name for a whale1
6.
(mining) a discharge of firedamp from a crevice
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Word Origin and History for blower
n.

early 12c. (originally of horn-blowers), from Old English blawere, agent noun from blow (v.1). Of mechanical devices from 1795.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blower

blower

noun

A supercharger for a car or airplane engine; huffer (1920+)

Related Terms

mind-blower


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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