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blowgun

[bloh-guhn] /ˈbloʊˌgʌn/
noun
1.
a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
Also called blowtube.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; blow2 + gun1
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Examples for blowgun
  • It is helpful to have an air compressor blowgun attachment to remove pulp from tooth cavities.
  • The snorkel sometimes had one enlarged end and could double as a horn or a blowgun.
  • We also had some crossbow, blowgun, and aerial target archery for fun this year.
British Dictionary definitions for blowgun

blowgun

/ˈbləʊˌɡʌn/
noun
1.
the US word for blowpipe (sense 1)
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