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a person or thing that blows.
a machine for supplying air at a moderate pressure, as to supply forced drafts or supercharge and scavenge diesel engines.
snow blower.
Mining. a jet of firedamp issuing from a crevice.
Slang. a braggart.
Chiefly British Slang. a telephone.
Historical Examples

A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery Juliet Corson
St. Ronan’s Well Sir Walter Scott
Electric Transmission of Water Power Alton D. Adams
Old Fogy James Huneker
The Wonder Book of Knowledge Various
Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
Children of the Frost Jack London
Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner

a mechanical device, such as a fan, that blows
a low-pressure rotary compressor, esp in a furnace or internal-combustion engine See also supercharger
an informal name for telephone
an informal name for speaking tube
an informal name for a whale1
(mining) a discharge of firedamp from a crevice


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