Blow"er (?), n.


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.


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


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

5. Zool.

A small fish of the Atlantic coast (Tetrodon turgidus); the puffer.


A braggart, or loud talker.




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