Definition of blowgun in English:


Syllabification: blow·gun
Pronunciation: /ˈblōˌgən


  • A primitive weapon consisting of a long tube through which an arrow or dart is propelled by force of the breath.
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    • Boys are skillful with slingshots and blowguns in hunting small birds.
    • Dutch interest in monopolizing spice production in the East Indies led them to wage war against the Macassarese, whose weaponry included blowguns that shot poison-tipped darts.
    • They also craft blowguns and spears for hunting game.

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