Meaning of “blowpipe” in the English Dictionary


"blowpipe" in English

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blowpipenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbləʊ.paɪp/ us /ˈbloʊ.paɪp/

Examples from literature

  • One interesting trait of this particular group is the use of blowpipes for killing small birds. 
  • The blowpipe and the poison arrow are most dangerous. 
  • They wounded and killed as they listed, by shooting these through a blowpipe, which they concealed between the fingers of their hands with great dissimulation, blowing the arrows so that they touched the flesh of their opponent. 

(Definition of “blowpipe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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