acetylene torch

noun

Definition of acetylene torch

: 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

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetylene torch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetylene%20torch. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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