Definition of blower in English:


Line breaks: blow¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbləʊə


  • 1A person or thing that blows, especially a mechanical device for creating a current of air used to dry or heat something: the shower will stop automatically and warm air blowers will dry you off
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    • A heat recovery ventilator comprising four rectangular regenerative heat exchangers, two blowers, a rotating air switch all disposed in a compact rectangular housing.
    • Strategies include architectural decisions that result in passive air movement, and engineering decisions that rely on mechanical fans and blowers to supply and circulate fresh air and exhaust polluted air.
    • ‘An air blower starts blowing at this end, and a vacuum starts at the destination,’ he continues.
  • 2British informal A telephone: I’ve been trying to get hold of you on the blower
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    • I chatted on the blower to my friend in London for three hours today.
    • I responded with an e-mail, a few more were exchanged, we agreed to chat on the blower and - result!
    • We had a chat on the blower and were both satisfied with my withdrawal of the comment and my public apology.

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