a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
Also called blow-iron, blowtube. Glass Blowing. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow the molten glass in making hollowware.
Medicine/Medical. an instrument used to observe or clean a cavity.

1675–85; blow2 + pipe1 Unabridged
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blowpipe (ˈbləʊˌpaɪp)
1.  US word: blowgun a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowing
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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Example sentences
After stirring the bubbling liquid, he dips the tips of dozens of slender blowpipe darts into it.
Use adequate supply of clean air to maintain required nozzle velocity and simultaneous blowpipe operation for removing rebound.
These flakes reacted for aluminum and water before the blowpipe.
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