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
Recent Examples on the Web An employee of a paving company reported July 14 that a landscaping company took a backpack blower that was near the side of the roadway. cleveland, 24 July 2021 Critics also noted the timing of Villanueva’s actions: For the last year, his department has been under investigation after a whistle-blower complaint alleged criminal gangs within law enforcement. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Around the state, the anti-leaf blower movement is revving up. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 2021 Shortly after she was ousted, Jones filed a confidential whistle-blower complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations saying she was being punished for speaking out. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 8 June 2021 China arrested whistle-blower doctors during the first stages of the pandemic. Time, 28 May 2021 That’s Nathan Anderson, the whistle-blower activist investor, and founder of Hindenburg Research. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 16 Apr. 2021 Those same batteries will also power your Greenworks brushless chainsaw, your Greenworks axial blower (on sale for just $28.55!), and even Greenworks hand tools like the circular saw and angle grinder. Maren Estrada, BGR, 8 June 2021 Muldoon filed a suit against the city in March 1994, alleging discrimination and that she should have been treated as a whistle-blower. Steve Volk, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2021

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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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3 Aug 2021

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“Blower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blower

: a device that blows air

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