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5 definitions found
 for Blowpipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blowgun \Blow"gun`\, n.
     A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long,
     through which an arrow (sometimes poisoned) or other
     projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is
     a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West
     Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See
     Sumpitan.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blowtube \Blow"tube`\, n.
     1. A blowgun. --Tylor.
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     2. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for
        discharging paper wads and other light missiles.
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     3. (Glassmaking) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of
        which the workman gathers a quantity of "metal" (melted
        glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it;
        -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blowpipe \Blow"pipe`\, n.
     1. A tube for directing a jet of air into a fire or into the
        flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat
        on some object.
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     Note: It is called a mouth blowpipe when used with the mouth;
           but for both chemical and industrial purposes, it is
           often worked by a bellows or other contrivance. The
           common mouth blowpipe is a tapering tube with a very
           small orifice at the end to be inserted in the flame.
           The oxyhydrogen blowpipe, invented by Dr. Hare in
           1801, is an instrument in which oxygen and hydrogen,
           taken from separate reservoirs, in the proportions of
           two volumes of hydrogen to one of oxygen, are burned in
           a jet, under pressure. It gives a heat that will
           consume the diamond, fuse platinum, and dissipate in
           vapor, or in gaseous forms, most known substances.
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     2. A blowgun; a blowtube.
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     Blowpipe analysis (Chem.), analysis by means of the
        blowpipe.
  
     Blowpipe reaction (Chem.), the characteristic behavior of a
        substance subjected to a test by means of the blowpipe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blowpipe
      n 1: a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate
           heat [syn: blowtube, blow tube, blowpipe]
      2: a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing [syn:
         blowgun, blowpipe, blowtube, blow tube]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "blowpipe":
     acetylene welder, automatic, bellows, blast lamp, blower, blowgun,
     blowtorch, blowtube, burner, firearm, flamethrower, gat, gun,
     handgun, heater, musket, peashooter, piece, pistol, repeater,
     revolver, rifle, rod, sawed-off shotgun, shooting iron, shotgun,
     six-gun, six-shooter, torch, welder, welding blowpipe
  
  

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