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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbləʊə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbloʊɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(blōər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
blow•er /ˈbloʊɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that blows.
  2. Mechanical Engineeringa machine for pushing or sending air through something.
  3. British TermsChiefly Brit. Slang. a telephone.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
blow•er  (blōər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that blows.
  2. Mechanical Engineeringa machine for supplying air at a moderate pressure, as to supply forced drafts or supercharge and scavenge diesel engines.
  3. snowblower.
  4. Mininga jet of firedamp issuing from a crevice.
  5. Slang Termsa braggart.
  6. supercharger.
  7. British Terms[Chiefly Brit. Slang.]a telephone.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English. See blow2, -er1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
blower /ˈbləʊə/ n
  1. a mechanical device, such as a fan, that blows
  2. a low-pressure rotary compressor, esp in a furnace or internal-combustion engine
  3. an informal name for telephone
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