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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.
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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.
At Long Sabai, hunting with dogs and spears is popular, while in the other three settlements blowpipes are mostly used.
Megaplanet is about 20 pounds heavier than any of his previous objects, Simpson had to commission special glassblowing tools, including custom-made blowpipes and oversized wood glass-shaping tools, to handle the intense heat and increased size and weight of the giant Megaplanet.
PHOTO : The Blowpipe was used briefly by the mudjaheddin in Afghanistan, but was judged to be
But, of course with a blowpipe they can make their own darts, and get their own poison.
Later bottles of curare - the poison used to tip blowpipe darts by Amazonian indians - "microbial cultures" and 19 sugar cubes , each spiked with anthrax, were also identified.
During the Falklands conflict both the British and Argentinians used the one-man portable Shorts Blowpipe.
The live show, starting this week at Warminster, Wiltshire, lets volunteers loose on all sorts of animal tasks I including learning how to sedate an angry rhino with a blowpipe.
THREE people shot from a passing car with metal darts from a jungle blowpipe are being tested for HIV and Hepatitis.
Tenders are invited for Nozzles1/16 To Be Used With Manual High Pressure Blowpipe For Cutting Mild Steel From 50 Mm To 100 Mm Of Thickness And Designed For Oxy Acetylene Fuel Gas Conforming To Is:7653-1975.
Simpi' Pala' is said to have magically stretched his blowpipe across the Kapuas to provide a bridge for the Iban attack.