blower

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Puffer \Puff"er\, noun

1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation.

2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder. --Bouvier.

3. (Zool.) (a) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of {Tetrodon} and {Diodon} of the family {Tetraodontidae}; -- called also {blower}, {puff-fish}, {swellfish}, and {globefish}. They are highly poisonous due to the presence of glands containing a potent toxin, {tetrodotoxin}. Nevertheless they are eaten as a delicacy in Japan, being prepared by specially licensed chefs who remove the poison glands. (b) The common, or harbor, porpoise.

4. (Dyeing) A kier.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blower \Blow"er\, noun

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

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blower

noun

1: a device that produces a current of air

2: a fan run by an electric motor [syn: {electric fan}, {blower}]

3: large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals [syn: {cetacean}, {cetacean mammal}, {blower}]

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