oxyacetylene torch
oxyacetylene torch ox`y*a*cet"yl*ene torch", n. A torch designed to mix oxygen and actylene at its tip, to create a very hot flame for welding, cutting steel, and other metal working. [PJC]

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  • oxyacetylene torch — noun a blowtorch that burns oxyacetylene • Hypernyms: ↑blowtorch, ↑torch, ↑blowlamp * * * noun see oxyacetylene blowpipe * * * oxyacetylene torch, a tool producing a very hot flame for welding or cutting metals; acetylene torch. It burns a mix …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxyacetylene torch — noun A torch that burns acetylene with a pure oxygen source to produce the flame. Syn: acetylene torch …   Wiktionary

  • oxyacetylene torch — /ɒksiəˌsɛtələn ˈtɔtʃ/ (say okseeuh.setuhluhn tawch) noun a device for obtaining a high temperature flame (about 3300°C) for welding or cutting steel, by burning a mixture of oxygen and acetylene in a special jet. Also, oxyacetylene burner …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — ox y*a*cet y*lene, a. Of or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and actylene; as, an oxyacetylene torch. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxyacetylene — [äk΄sē ə set′ l ēn΄] adj. [ OXY 1 + ACETYLENE] of or using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, as for producing an extremely hot flame used in welding or cutting metals [oxyacetylene torch] …   English World dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — 1. noun A mixture of oxygen and acetylene; burns at a high temperature and is used for cutting and welding metals. 2. adjective Using this mixture e.g. an oxyacetylene torch …   Wiktionary

  • torch — /tɔtʃ / (say tawch) noun 1. a small portable electric lamp powered by dry batteries. 2. a light to be carried in the hand, consisting of some combustible substance, as resinous wood, or of twisted flax or the like soaked with tallow or other… …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 of, relating to, or utilizing a mixture of oxygen and acetylene < an oxyacetylene torch > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — /ok see euh set l een , in/, adj. 1. noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and acetylene: an oxyacetylene torch. n. 2. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like. [1905 10; OXY 2 + ACETYLENE] …   Universalium

  • oxyacetylene blowpipe — noun or oxyacetylene torch : a welding blowpipe using oxygen and acetylene …   Useful english dictionary

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