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[bloh-tawrch] /ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ/
a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
verb (used with object)
to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
Origin of blowtorch
1905-10; blow2 + torch Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blowtorch
  • Axle grease also freezes and is warmed with a blowtorch.
  • Vic quickly disposes of the body with a hacksaw and a blowtorch.
  • Setting the pipe down on the pavement, at the base of the white wall, from his other pocket he removes a blowtorch.
  • At times, the picture seems to have been edited with a blowtorch.
  • Sandblasting a historic building could be compared to removing grime and dirt from one's face with a blowtorch.
  • While attempting to enter the unit, the offender fired the improvised blowtorch at the officers.
  • The fire had been raised to blowtorch proportions by the wind blowing in through the broken living room window.
  • Don't try to thaw them with a blowtorch or other open flames.
  • Heat and soften floor covering materials to patch cracks or fit floor coverings around irregular surfaces, using blowtorch.
  • In a little over two seconds, the flame had grown and acted as a blowtorch to burn through the hydrogen tank.
British Dictionary definitions for blowtorch


a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc
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