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English definition of “blowpipe”


noun [C]     /ˈbləʊ.paɪp/ US  /ˈbloʊ-/ UK (US blowgun)
a weapon in the shape of a tube with which arrows are shot by blowing through itHand weaponsHandguns and rifles
(Definition of blowpipe noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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