See also: Blower

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English blowere, blower, from Old English blāwere; equivalent to blow +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbləʊə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊə(ɹ)

NounEdit

blower (plural blowers)

  1. A person who blows.
  2. Any device that blows.
    • 1942 July–August, Philip Spencer, “On the Footplate in Egypt”, in Railway Magazine, page 208:
      The locomotive [] was quietly "blowing off" on one Ross "pop" valve, whilst the rhythmic clanging of the fireman's shovel, the black smoke pouring from her chimney, and the harsh sound of the blower told of the proximity of departure time.
  3. (slang, chiefly Britain and Australia, usually preceded by the) Telephone.
    Get on the blower and call headquarters right away!
    1. (slang, UK, historical) A telephone service providing betting odds and commentary, relayed to customers in a bookmaker's shop via loudspeaker.
  4. A ducted fan, usually part of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.
  5. (dated) A braggart, or loud talker.
  6. The whale; so called by seamen, from its habit of spouting up a column of water.
  7. A small fish of the Atlantic coast, Sphoeroides maculatus; the puffer.

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English blower.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈblowər]
  • Hyphenation: blo‧wêr

NounEdit

blower (plural blower-blower, first-person possessive blowerku, second-person possessive blowermu, third-person possessive blowernya)

  1. blower: a ducted fan, usually part of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.

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NounEdit

blower

  1. Alternative form of blowere