blowtube
Blowgun Blow"gun`, n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow (sometimes poisoned) 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Blowtube — Blow tube , n. 1. A blowgun. Tylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Glassmaking) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowtube — [blō′to͞ob΄, blō′tyo͞ob΄] n. 1. BLOWPIPE (sense 2) 2. BLOWGUN …   English World dictionary

  • blowtube — /bloh toohb , tyoohb /, n. 1. blowgun. 2. blowpipe (def. 2). [1870 75; BLOW2 + TUBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • blowtube — noun a) A blowpipe (used in metallurgy, etc.). b) A blowgun …   Wiktionary

  • blowtube — noun 1. a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat • Syn: ↑blow tube, ↑blowpipe • Hypernyms: ↑tube, ↑tubing 2. a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing • Syn: ↑blowgun …   Useful english dictionary

  • blowing tube — Blowtube Blow tube , n. 1. A blowgun. Tylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Glassmaking) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowpipe — Blowtube Blow tube , n. 1. A blowgun. Tylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles. [1913 Webster] 3. (Glassmaking) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blow tube — noun 1. a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat • Syn: ↑blowtube, ↑blowpipe • Hypernyms: ↑tube, ↑tubing 2. a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing • Syn: ↑blowgun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blowgun — Blow gun , n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow (sometimes poisoned) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowpipe — Blowgun Blow gun , n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow (sometimes poisoned) 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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