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Meaning of BLOWPIPE

Pronunciation:  'blow`pIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
  2. [n]  a device that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat

BLOWPIPE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blow tube, blowgun, blowtube
 See Also: device, tube, tubing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blow"pipe`\, n.
1. A tube for directing a jet of air into a fire or into the
   flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat
   on some object.

Note: It is called a mouth blowpipe when used with the mouth;
      but for both chemical and industrial purposes, it is
      often worked by a bellows or other contrivance. The
      common {mouth blowpipe} is a tapering tube with a very
      small orifice at the end to be inserted in the flame.
      The {oxyhydrogen blowpipe}, invented by Dr. Hare in
      1801, is an instrument in which oxygen and hydrogen,
      taken from separate reservoirs, in the proportions of
      two volumes of hydrogen to one of oxygen, are burned in
      a jet, under pressure. It gives a heat that will
      consume the diamond, fuse platinum, and dissipate in
      vapor, or in gaseous forms, most known substances.

2. A blowgun; a blowtube.

{Blowpipe analysis} (Chem.), analysis by means of the

{Blowpipe reaction} (Chem.), the characteristic behavior of a
   substance subjected to a test by means of the blowpipe.

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