Definition of blowtorch
: a small burner having a device to intensify combustion by means of a blast of air or oxygen, usually including a fuel tank pressurized by a hand pump, and used especially in plumbing
Recent Examples of blowtorch from the Web
Inside the van, police found two blowtorches as well as what appeared to be 13 Molotov cocktails made from wine bottles and a possible flammable liquid.
Officers found the van with the driver and also found a blowtorch.
The music chugs with double-kick galore, machine-gun sixteenth notes on biting guitars and vocals that are like the sound of a gruff blowtorch.
Mr. Reider could be seen padding through the nearby kitchen in Gucci loafers, murmuring to Omri Silberstein, the young chef and the only staff member, or burning a wheel of butternut squash with a blowtorch.
This lesson came after Dooley tried lighting the powder with a blowtorch and lost a fair amount of facial hair.
Note that the crayons in this photo from NASA’s JPL are not melting from the heat of the blowtorch beneath them.
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First Known Use of blowtorch
BLOWTORCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blowtorch for English Language Learners
: a device that produces a very hot, narrow flame for doing work (such as melting metal to join pipes together)
BLOWTORCH Defined for Kids
Definition of blowtorch for Students
: a small portable burner in which the flame is made hotter by a blast of air or oxygen
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