blowtorch

noun
blow·​torch | \ ˈblō-ˌtȯrch How to pronounce blowtorch (audio) \

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

Examples of blowtorch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The focus is raw fish, though there is the occasional flame smooch of a blowtorch. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2022 State Attorney General Eric Schmitt is up with a new TV ad ahead of next month’s Senate GOP primary, featuring Schmitt wielding a blowtorch. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 5 July 2022 Even then some aren’t dead before they are boiled, butchered or roasted with a blowtorch. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 16 June 2022 Earlier in the morning, a man ran in the middle of the street after another man chased him with a small blowtorch, while around the corner paramedics were responding to an apartment. Ruben Vivesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 As the victim lay on the floor, unable to move due to her injuries, the man lit a blowtorch and held the flame close to her leg. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 9 June 2022 The thief used a blowtorch to crack the glass door without setting off the alarm and took tens of thousands of dollars worth of high-end North Face jackets. James Freeman, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2022 Don't worry, no blowtorch is needed for these custards because this TikTok recipe found a home kitchen-friendly alternative. Janae Mckenzie, Glamour, 5 May 2022 For that brittle, glassy sugar topping, a mini blowtorch is your friend—and a worthy investment. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blowtorch

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blowtorch was in 1895

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Last Updated

20 Jul 2022

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“Blowtorch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blowtorch. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for blowtorch

blowtorch

noun
blow·​torch | \ ˈblō-ˌtȯrch How to pronounce blowtorch (audio) \

Kids Definition of blowtorch

: a small portable burner in which the flame is made hotter by a blast of air or oxygen

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