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blow·gun

 (blō′gŭn′)
n.
A long narrow pipe through which darts or pellets may be blown. Also called blowpipe.
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blowgun

(ˈbləʊˌɡʌn)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US word for blowpipe1
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blow•gun

(ˈbloʊˌgʌn)

n.
a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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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
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Translations
fúvócsőlégfúvóka

blowgun

[ˈbləʊgʌn] N (US) → cerbatana f
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References in classic literature ?
"You will now readily understand, gentlemen, the apparatus that I have described to you is really a gas cylinder and blow-pipe for oxygen and hydrogen, the heat of which exceeds that of a forge fire.
A portion of the stone will I grind to impalpable powder; other parts shall be dissolved in acids, or whatever solvents will act upon so admirable a composition; and the remainder I design to melt in the crucible, or set on fire with the blow-pipe. By these various methods I shall gain an accurate analysis, and finally bestow the result of my labors upon the world in a folio volume."
They are from a blow-pipe. Now, then, where are we to find our savage?"