noun Date: 1897 a small burner having a device to intensify combustion by means of a blast of air or oxygen, usually including a fuel tank pressurized by a hand pump, and used especially in plumbing

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  • blowtorch — UK [ˈbləʊˌtɔː(r)tʃ] / US [ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms blowtorch : singular blowtorch plural blowtorches a blowlamp …   English dictionary

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  • blowtorch — blow•torch [[t]ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ[/t]] n. 1) mel a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast 2) cvb to weld, burn, or ignite with or as if with a blowtorch • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • blowtorch — /ˈbloʊtɔtʃ / (say blohtawch) noun 1. a portable apparatus which gives an extremely hot flame by forcing oxyacetylene under pressure through a small nozzle and burning it in air; used in welding, etc. –phrase 2. a blowtorch to the belly,… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • blowtorch — blow|torch [ˈbləuto:tʃ US ˈblouto:rtʃ] n a piece of equipment that produces a small very hot flame, used especially for removing paint British Equivalent: blowlamp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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