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A long narrow pipe through which darts or pellets may be blown. Also called blowpipe.


(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US word for blowpipe1



a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowgun - a tube through which darts can be shot by blowingblowgun - a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


[ˈbləʊgʌn] N (US) → cerbatana f
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Mr Hope said: "Once it was used to the routine we hid in the garden and fired an an aesthetic dart from a blow pipe.
If anyone has seen natives in the Amazon jungle use a blow pipe or has ever used a pea shooter, you realize it doesn't take much pressure or energy to create a missile.
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