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1. A metal tube in which a flow of gas is mixed with a controlled flow of air to concentrate the heat of a flame, used especially in the identification of minerals.
2. See blowgun.
3. A long, narrow iron pipe used to gather, work, and blow molten glass.


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a long tube from which pellets, poisoned darts, etc, are shot by blowing. US word: blowgun
2. (Chemistry) Also called: blow tube a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
3. (Ceramics) a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape



1. a tube through which a stream of air or gas is forced into a flame to concentrate and increase its heating action.
2. a long metal pipe used to gather and blow molten glass in making hollowware.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowpipe - a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
2.blowpipe - a tube through which darts can be shot by blowingblowpipe - 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
حَمْلاج، أُنْبوبَةُ النَّفْخ
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[ˈbləʊpaɪp] N (= weapon) → cerbatana f


[ˈbləʊˌpaɪp] n (weapon) → cerbottana


(bləu) past tense blew (blu) : past participle blown verb
1. (of a current of air) to be moving. The wind blew more strongly.
2. (of eg wind) to cause (something) to move in a given way. The explosion blew off the lid.
3. to be moved by the wind etc. The door must have blown shut.
4. to drive air (upon or into). Please blow into this tube!
5. to make a sound by means of (a musical instrument etc). He blew the horn loudly.
ˈblowhole noun
a breathing-hole (through the ice for seals etc) or a nostril (especially on the head of a whale etc).
ˈblow-lamp, ˈblow-torch noun
a lamp for aiming a very hot flame at a particular spot. The painter burned off the old paint with a blow-lamp.
ˈblowout noun
1. the bursting of a car tyre. That's the second blowout I've had with this car.
2. (on eg an oil rig) a violent escape of gas etc.
ˈblowpipe noun
a tube from which a dart (often poisonous) is blown.
blow one's top
to become very angry. She blew her top when he arrived home late.
blow out
to extinguish or put out (a flame etc) by blowing. The wind blew out the candle; The child blew out the match.
blow over
to pass and become forgotten. The trouble will soon blow over.
blow up
1. to break into pieces, or be broken into pieces, by an explosion. The bridge blew up / was blown up.
2. to fill with air or a gas. He blew up the balloon.
3. to lose one's temper. If he says that again I'll blow up.
References in classic literature ?
In its hardness and translucency -- in its polish, equal to that of the finest oliva-shell -- in the bad smell given out, and loss of colour under the blowpipe -- it shows a close similarity with living sea-shells.
To produce a mold-blown piece, a glassblower places the mold on the ground and uses a long blowpipe to blow the molten glass into the shape.
If you see someone who looks like Kevin Keegan armed with a blowpipe, send me an email.
Earlier the prince was taught the art of hunting with a blowpipe.
THE Prince of Wales tried to become king of the jungle when he learned the art of hunting with a blowpipe.
The Prince takes aim with a blowpipe The Prince of Wales feeds an orangutan during a visit to the Sarawak Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre yesterday
Glass blowing begins with dipping a hollow metal blowpipe, 120-150-centimeters long, into molten glass.
The indigenous athletes competed in tribal games that included archery, javelin throw and blowpipe as an expression of their desire to preserve their cultural heritage and to protect biodiversity.
At the bigger scale, the traditional major tools used by a glassblower are the blowpipe, punty, bench, marver, blocks, jacks, paddles, tweezers, paper, and a variety of shears.
30 Musselburgh A relic from a more innocent and less digitally orientated age, a pea shooter is a toy version of the blowgun or blowpipe that launches its projectiles by blowing.
These work in tandem with a single, larger 150-liter XHV Air Cannon fitted to a split blowpipe manifold, which is connected to fan jet nozzles on the front sloping side of the bin.