acetylene torch

noun

: oxyacetylene blowpipe
Workers with acetylene torches and a beastly contraption called the "dinosaur" are chewing quickly through the rusting old railroad tunnel that held up part of Tucker Boulevard downtown for almost 80 years.Tim O'Neil, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4 July 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetylene torch was in 1917

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“Acetylene torch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetylene%20torch. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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