a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking.
to weld, burn, or ignite with or as with a blowtorch.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Water Eater Win Marks
Planet of Dread Murray Leinster
Skyrider B. M. Bower
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Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various

a small burner that produces a very hot flame, used to remove old paint, melt soft metal, etc


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