blow·​er | \ ˈblō(-ə)r How to pronounce blower (audio) \

Definition of blower

1 : one that blows
2 : a device for producing a current of air or gas
3 : braggart
4 chiefly British : telephone

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Examples of blower in a Sentence

although he's not the first person to blow his own horn, he's about the most obnoxious blower I've ever met

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Prosecutors held them up as courageous whistle-blowers who broke the SEAL code of silence to stop a rogue chief who was on a track to higher leadership positions. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Navy SEAL Chief Accused of War Crimes Is Found Not Guilty of Murder," 2 July 2019 Whistle-blower complaint An administrative assistant at Fremont High School said she was fired in December without explanation after raising questions about unusual financial transactions. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Candlestick’s future is moving forward — fast," 25 June 2019 In 2015, a subsidiary of the company agreed to pay nearly half a billion dollars to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing it of defrauding Medicare of millions of dollars. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "FTC signs off on $4.3 billion acquisition of Denver-based DaVita’s medical group," 19 June 2019 The Office of Special Counsel is an independent federal agency that investigates whistle-blower complaints but doesn't prosecute cases itself. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Watchdog: Kellyanne Conway should be ousted from White House job over repeated political remarks," 13 June 2019 The stock tumbled 62 percent through Tuesday amid slumping sales, increased competition, and a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging its cans contain toxic chemicals., "Bain Capital raises $900 million for life sciences fund," 13 June 2019 Surveillance video was reviewed and showed a vehicle drive up to the trailer and a man exit the vehicle and take the blower, which was valued at $500., "Drunken fun results in broken arm and charges: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 12 June 2019 On June 14 officers responded to the 1600 block of Winnetka Road for a homeowner who reported that on June 7 a leaf blower valued at approximately $575 had been stolen from their open garage., "Blotter: 2 unlocked vehicles burglarized in Winnetka," 20 June 2019 Theft, Mayfield Road: A backpack leaf blower was stolen from a landscape trailer June 3 while employees were working in the area., "Drunken fun results in broken arm and charges: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of blower

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blower was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of blower

: a device that blows air

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