Definition of blowpipe in English:
1A primitive weapon consisting of a long tube through which an arrow or dart is propelled by force of the breath.
- An early version of Darts called Puff and Dart, used a blowpipe to fire a dart at the target.
- The dart from a blowpipe could strike there, but very few pipers could drive a dart hard enough to penetrate through the flesh into the brain.
- The new laws will also forbid drunks from loitering around liquor stores, carrying baseball bats and fooling around with crossbows, slingshots, blowpipes and airguns.
2A long tube by means of which molten glass is blown into the required shape.
- To accomplish this the bottom half of an object still attached to the blowpipe is dipped into molten glass and then pressed into a bronze mold to create a thick ribbed pattern.
- When all is ready, he gathers clear hot glass on his blowpipe and then carefully rolls the 20-to 25-pound gather of hot glass into a cylinder.
- Her two very large, flesh-colored balloon sculptures initially resemble pinkish bubbles that have emerged from their blowpipe in contiguous clumps.
2.1A tube used to intensify the heat of a flame by blowing air or other gas through it at high pressure.
- Local heating by blowpipe or torch is not recommended, but when this is necessary precautions must be taken to avoid local overheating.
- ‘We soon discovered iron-smelting debris - fragments of charcoal, slag raw iron and broken blowpipes on the floor of the furnace,’ says Mason.
- It was here that he invented the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe, a system for burning a jet of oxygen and hydrogen to produce an intensely hot flame.
Definition of blowpipe in:
- US English dictionary