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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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Frogs, except Pine Barrens tree frogs, gopher frogs and Florida bog frogs, may be taken throughout the year by gigs, clubs, blowguns, hook and line or manually; or by shooting with a .
Techniques for tying knots as well as building blowguns, fish spears, bird bolas, crossbows and boomerangs are included.
Bandstand, Armatrading and The trip, for a planned television documentary, follows the band as they meet and play with the tribe whose first contact with Western culture was only 50 years ago and who hunt with spears and blowguns to this day.
Hunting with blowguns, homemade crossbows and other improvised arms is covered, as is practical taxidermy for the trophies collected.
Like the poison-tipped darts of Aguaruna blowguns, these darts can be shot into someone else in a way that is unfelt but eventually brings death.
He mapped the river and plumbed its depths, visited Jesuit missions along the way and learned from the Indians their techniques for hunting game with blowguns and poison darts.
Recreational Shooting Including Airguns, Airsoft, Blowguns and Slingshots
We shoot blowguns with the Quichuas and climb 140 feet into the canopy to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with toucans, pygmy marmoset, howler, spider, titi, capuchin and squirrel monkeys.
Meet a local medicine man, join in a "cleansing ceremony", practice using indigenous blowguns and spears ?
A variety of blowguns and darks are profiled along with instructions for building your own blowguns.
These are priceless memories, including making Indian blowguns, honeysuckle basket weaving, making beaded neckties, making bean bread and chestnut bread (Winnie Raby), the Cherokee medicine man (Amoneta Sequoyah, the herb doctor), making hand-carved Indian dolls (Ted and Amy Roberts), building a log cabin (Martha Owl and her grandfather, David Partridge) and more.
By the end of our visit with the Huaorani, we had learned a valuable lesson from these vibrant, loving people, and it wasn't just how to shoot blowguns.