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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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 Moments later a worker wielding a leaf blower interrupted the yogic calm. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, "Authenticity is the biggest challenge of the influencer world," 10 June 2019 After feeling debris in her eye, Katherine Gaydos asked a man operating a leaf blower to grab the eye drops from her purse. Anna Zambelli, Good Housekeeping, "Woman Accidentally "Super Glues" Her Eyelid Shut," 9 Oct. 2015 Here’s the mind-blower: Pitching at the Small Park, Reds pitchers have allowed the fewest homers in the NL and 2nd fewest, behind Tampa, in all of baseball. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Pitching coach Derek Johnson is the Cincinnati Reds' best acquisition," 4 June 2019 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

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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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