Meaning of “blowtorch” in the English Dictionary

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"blowtorch" in British English

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blowtorchnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbləʊ.tɔːtʃ/ us /ˈbloʊ.tɔːrtʃ/ UK also blowlamp

Examples from literature

  • A lot of cable to fit, and no blowtorch, and you tell me we can manage! 
  • Mostly things like hacksaws and an electric drill, and a circular scar where a blowtorch had been sitting. 
  • She could not see what possible use Johnny could have for a quart of cabinet glue, for instance, or for a blowtorch, or soldering iron, or brass wire, or for any of the other things named in the list. 
  • That made us think we might use it up to flavor a Welsh Rabbit, instead of the Worcestershire sauce, but we couldn't melt it with anything less than a blowtorch. 
  • The idea is to put into the tube hot paraffin and apply pressure here, and then with a plumber's blowtorch keep the paraffin heated. 

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

"blowtorch" in American English

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blowtorchnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbloʊˌtɔrtʃ/

a tool that produces a very hot flame, used to heat metal or remove paint from a surface

(Definition of “blowtorch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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