Definition of Blowgun

1. Noun. A tube through which darts can be shot by blowing.

Exact synonyms: Blow Tube, Blowpipe, Blowtube
Generic synonyms: Tube, Tubing



Definition of Blowgun

1. n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan.

Definition of Blowgun

1. Noun. a hollow tube through which a dart or similar missile may be blown ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blowgun

1. a tube through which darts may be blown [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blowgun

1. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowgun

blowdown
blowdowns
blowdryer
blowdryers
blowe
blowed
blower
blowers
blowest
bloweth
blowfish
blowfishes
blowflies
blowfly
blowfly strike
blowgun (current term)
blowguns
blowhard
blowhards
blowholes
blowhorn
blowier
blowies
blowiest
blowin'
blowiness
blowinesses
blowing

Literary usage of Blowgun

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1. Shooting: For Boys by Archie Frederick Collins (1917)
"The blowgun of the Savages.—Powerful blow- guns are used at the present time by ... The blowgun used by them is made of a reed, or the stem of a small palm, ..."

2. The Boys' and Girls' Readers: Teachers' Manual of Silent and Oral Reading by Emma Miller Bolenius (1919)
"I. THE blowgun INDIANS 1 1 o those who have never experienced a walk through a tropical jungle, it is almost impossible to convey any adequate picture of an ..."

3. The Exhibits of the Smithsonian Institution at the Panama-Pacific by Smithsonian Institution (1915)
"blowgun-spear. Dyaks of Kapuas River, Borneo. ... Quiver for blowgun darts. Borneo. 803. Collected by JB Balestier. ARTS OF THE DYAKS OF BORNEO. ..."

4. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"They are more expert at using the blowgun than any of the surrounding tribes. The blowgun is made of two pieces of chonta palm, carved, polished, ..."

5. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1922)
"They are more expert at using the blowgun than any of the surrounding tribes. The blowgun is made of two pieces of chonta palm, carved, polished, ..."

6. Dangerous Weapons Control Law 1991 (1993)
""blowgun," as used in this article, means a hollow tube designed and intended to be used as a tube through which a dart is propelled by the force of the ..."

7. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... is the word for "seven"; Hunahpu is "One blowgun-Shooter," and it is quite likely that the blowgun was associated with celestial phenomena, ..."

8. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1920)
"... is the word for "seven"; Hunahpu is "One blowgun-Shooter," and it is quite likely that the blowgun was associated with celestial phenomena, ..."

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