blower

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From Middle English blower, from Old English blāwere; equivalent to blow +‎ -er.

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blower (plural blowers)

  1. A person who blows.
  2. Any device that blows.
  3. (slang, dated, chiefly Britain, usually preceded by the) Telephone.
    Get on the blower and call headquarters right away!
  4. A ducted fan, usually part of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.
  5. (dated) A braggart, or loud talker.
  6. The whale; so called by seamen, from its habit of spouting up a column of water.
  7. A small fish of the Atlantic coast, Sphoeroides maculatus; the puffer.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English blāwere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɔu̯ər(ə)/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈblɑu̯ər(ə)/

Noun[edit]

blower (plural blowers)

  1. A player of a wind instrument.
  2. (rare) One who blows a bellows.
  3. (rare) A tool or instrument used by blowing.
  4. (rare) A person who converses in a vain or crude way.

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