AskDefine | Define blowpipe

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

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  1. a narrow tube through which a jet of air is directed onto a flame; used in the analysis of minerals etc and in jewelry manufacture
  2. a weapon through which darts may be shot by blowing; a blowgun
  3. a long narrow pipe, rotated in the hands, upon which glassware is blown

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Blowpipe can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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