blowpipe

noun blow·pipe \ ˈblō-ˌpīp \

Definition of blowpipe

1 : a small tubular instrument for directing a jet of air or other gas into a flame so as to concentrate and increase the heat
2 : blowgun
3 : a tubular instrument used for revealing or cleaning a bodily cavity by forcing air into it
4 : a long metal tube on the end of which a glassmaker gathers a quantity of molten glass and through which he blows to expand and shape it

First Known Use of blowpipe

1670

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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blowpipe

noun blow·pipe \ ˈblō-ˌpīp \

medical Definition of blowpipe

: a tubular instrument used in anatomy and zoology for revealing or cleaning a bodily cavity by forcing air into it


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