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blowtorch

[bloh-tawrch] /ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ/
noun
1.
a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
verb (used with object)
2.
to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; blow2 + torch
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  • 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.
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  • 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

blowtorch

/ˈbləʊˌtɔːtʃ/
noun
1.
a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for blowtorch

blowlamp

a small tubular instrument for directing a jet of air or other gas into a flame in order to concentrate and increase the flame's heat. A blowpipe is usually operated directly by mouth, but a small bellows may also be used.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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