Definition of “blowhole” - English Dictionary


“blowhole” in English

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blowholenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbləʊ.həʊl/ us /ˈbloʊ.hoʊl/

Examples from literature

  • But tell me, isn't that the noise cetaceans make when they spurt water from their blowholes? 
  • While I was observing this phenomenal creature, two jets of steam and water sprang from its blowholes and rose to an altitude of forty meters, which settled for me its mode of breathing. 

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