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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blowgun  \Blow"gun`\,  n. 
  A  tube,  as  of  cane  or  reed,  sometimes  twelve  feet  long, 
  through  which  an  arrow  or  other  projectile  may  be  impelled  by 
  the  force  of  the  breath.  It  is  a  weapon  much  used  by  certain 
  Indians  of  America  and  the  West  Indies;  --  called  also 
  {blowpipe},  and  {blowtube}.  See  {Sumpitan}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blowtube  \Blow"tube`\,  n. 
  1.  A  blowgun.  --Tylor. 
 
  2.  A  similar  instrument,  commonly  of  tin,  used  by  boys  for 
  discharging  paper  wads  and  other  light  missiles. 
 
  3.  (Glassmaking)  A  long  wrought  iron  tube,  on  the  end  of 
  which  the  workman  gathers  a  quantity  of  ``metal''  (melted 
  glass),  and  through  which  he  blows  to  expand  or  shape  it 
  --  called  also  {blowing  tube},  and  {blowpipe}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blowtube 
  n  1:  directs  air  or  gas  into  a  flame  to  concentrate  heat  [syn:  {blow 
  tube},  {blowpipe}] 
  2:  a  tube  through  which  darts  can  be  shot  by  blowing  [syn:  {blowgun}, 
  {blowpipe},  {blow  tube}] 




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