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 8 Dec. 2022.

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