AskDefine | Define blower

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Person who blows.
  2. Any device that blows.
  3. (the blower) In the context of "slang|dated|mostly|British": telephone.
    Get on the blower and call headquarters right away!
  4. A ducted fan, usually part of some heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.
  5. A braggart, or loud talker.


slang: telephone

Extensive Definition

Blower may refer to:
  • Blower (fish), a fish of the Atlantic coast of the United States and the West Indies
  • USS Blower (SS-325), a submarine of the United States Navy
  • a ducted mechanical fan, especially when used in a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system
  • a supercharger on an internal-combustion engine
  • a device to increase the draught of a locomotive (see blastpipe)
  • the telephone, for which the blower is a slang term, especially in the United Kingdom
  • Heterodon platirhinos, a non-venomous snake found in the United States.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Texan, aerator, air conditioner, air cooler, air filter, air passage, bellows, big mouth, blowgun, blowhard, blowpipe, blowtube, blusterer, boaster, brag, braggadocio, braggart, cooling system, electric fan, exhaust fan, fan, fanfaron, flabellum, gasbag, gasconader, hector, hot-air artist, miles gloriosus, punkah, rodomontade, thermantidote, ventilator, windbag, windcatcher, windjammer, windsail, windscoop, windy
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