Definitions for: Blower


[n] large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
[n] a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
[n] a device that produces a current of air
[n] a fan run by an electric motor



Webster (1913) Definition: Blow"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, blows.

2. (Mech.) A device for producing a current of air; as:
(a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part
of a grate or open fire.
(b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current
of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a
furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing
gram, etc.

3. A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or
fissure in a mine.

4. The whale; -- so called by seamen, from the circumstance
of its spouting up a column of water.

5. (Zo["o]l.) A small fish of the Atlantic coast ({Tetrodon
turgidus}); the puffer.

6. A braggart, or loud talker. [Slang] --Bartlett.

Synonyms: bellows, cetacean, cetacean mammal, electric fan

See Also: aquatic mammal, blow drier, blow dryer, blowhole, Cetacea, device, electric motor, fan, fan blade, fluke, hair drier, hair dryer, hand blower, hub, mechanical device, order Cetacea, pod, whale

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