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
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
Recent Examples on the Web This play center has two slides, a bounce zone, a ball pit, a water sprayer, climbing wall and comes complete with a blower, water hose and carrying bag. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to turn your backyard into a water park this summer," 29 June 2020 The resident left his leaf blower unattended in his front yard near the sidewalk. cleveland, "Resident leaves keys inside Lexus, reports car stolen: Bay Village Police Blotter," 27 June 2020 The blower moves air at 250 miles per hour and has two-speed options. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Black+Decker Appliances Are on Sale at Amazon for One Day Only," 10 June 2020 On May 24, a Bentley Lane resident woke up to loud sounds of a landscaper’s industrial-strength leaf blower. John Benson, cleveland, "Locked out of home, drunk niece creates quite a scene with broken screen, hockey stick and blood: Strongsville Police Blotter," 10 June 2020 Segal sat in his vehicle for hours as rioters peed in his store and took things from knick-knacks and DVDs to a snow-blower. Tyler J. Davis, USA TODAY, "Their stores were burned, ransacked and looted. What's next for Minneapolis-area small business owners who lost everything?," 1 June 2020 Their lawyer obtained the messages under subpoena after the whistle-blower trial ended last September. Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press, "Worthy makes Kilpatrick the first Detroit mayor to face felony counts," 30 May 2020 Before his testimony to House Democrats, the only account of that call came from an anonymous whistle-blower whose identity has remained largely hidden, and a partial transcript released by the White House. Josh Wingrove,, "Trump Says He Sent Vindman to ‘A Much Different Location’," 13 May 2020 It was accused of silencing whistle-blowers and delaying in informing the public about the severity of the crisis. Nectar Gan, CNN, "The Wuhan lab at the center of the US-China blame game: What we know and what we don't," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of blower

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

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9 Jul 2020

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“Blower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blower

: a device that blows air

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