blow·​er | \ˈblō(-ə)r \

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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The actual inflation process, which relies on 22-horsepower blowers, takes a mere 20 minutes. Claire Wolters,, "World's biggest bounce house comes to Philly this weekend," 3 July 2018 In a famous letter in 2010, the pediatric medical staff of Mt. Sinai hospital supported leaf blower restrictions because of the damage done to children's lungs. Ken Goe,, "Florida poised for NCAA men's title; UO women wait for Saturday: Oregon track & field rundown," 8 June 2018 In addition to the customary power tools, mowers and blowers, those noises might be coming from drones. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Is your association abuzz with drones? Boards may want to balance use with rules.," 10 Apr. 2018 The Citizenry teams up with artisans in a dozen countries, including weavers in Morocco and glass blowers in Mexico. New York Times, "Disrupting the Dishes," 5 May 2018 Dials for temperature and blower were simple, though. Scott Sturgis,, "Can a lesser Giulia match the Quadrifoglio?," 22 Apr. 2018 If your car isn't running with the AC blowers on, your pets shouldn't be in there. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What you need to know to stay safe and cool during this weekend’s heat wave," 15 June 2018 Last year, Harvard’s Kennedy School rescinded its fellowship invitation to WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning after conservatives and federal intelligence officials objected. Laura Krantz,, "Lawrence Bacow promises a more outward-looking Harvard," 1 July 2018 Compared to those efforts — or to Beyoncé’s mind-blower of a performance at April’s Coachella festival — this album doesn’t seek to present either musician in a startling new light. Mikael Wood,, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z tell a story of success on 'Everything Is Love'," 18 June 2018

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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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