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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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Traditionally, Choco people hunted with wooden blowguns.
Developed by BCAS in conjunction with safety practitioners, the course addresses the needs of those who use handheld air tools, including blowguns.
Techniques for tying knots as well as building blowguns, fish spears, bird bolas, crossbows and boomerangs are included.
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 .
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.
These took the form of long tubes filled with burning solids, such as coal or sulfur, and were used in the same way as blowguns.
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.
The Cherokee used spears, bow and arrow, and blowguns for hunting.