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.

1905–10; blow2 + torch Unabridged
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blowtorch (ˈbləʊˌtɔːtʃ)
a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc

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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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Axle grease also freezes and is warmed with a blowtorch.
Vic quickly disposes of the body with a hacksaw and a blowtorch.
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At times, the picture seems to have been edited with a blowtorch.
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