blower

noun
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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But the fact that the defense industry is so big, and that people-blower-uppers is one of our major exports, ought to bring a certain and regular human discomfort and self-reflection. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "A Long Way From the Arsenal of Democracy," 18 Oct. 2018 Leaf blowers and brooms work best to clear blossoms from driveways, sidewalks and decks. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "Kwanzan cherry trees are exploding in pink — but they are such a mess," 7 May 2018 Trucks with great blowers run around the track trying to remove any spilled fluids. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 The whistle-blower lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, claims Walmart issued misleading results. Bloomberg.com, "Walmart Whistle-Blower Suit Renews Fears About Amazon Battle," 16 Mar. 2018 But the men with the blowers came through quickly just before 2 p.m., blasting the blue and gold confetti into nice little piles to be picked up by the street sweepers. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Warriors bask in latest title parade, but future championships are hardly promised," 12 June 2018 Fall is coming, which means leaf blowers, back to school, and, of course, new iPhones. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Expect From Apple's 2018 iPhone Event," 5 Sep. 2018 The whistle-blower also explained that clothing and fashion preferences are some of the leading indicators of political preferences. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Cambridge Analytica Targeted L.L. Bean and Wrangler Customers in the 2016 Presidential Election," 30 Nov. 2018 Are the whistle-blowers who were still working at the end of filming in their jobs now? Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Crime + Punishment," 22 Aug. 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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blower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blower

: a device that blows air

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