blowlamp vs blowtorch what difference

what is difference between blowlamp and blowtorch



blow +‎ lamp


blowlamp (plural blowlamps)

  1. A burner that burns a fuel in air to produce a hot flame; a blowtorch
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 1,[1]
      [] the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.


Alternative forms

  • blow torch


blow +‎ torch


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbləʊˌtɔːtʃ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbloʊˌtɔɹtʃ/


blowtorch (plural blowtorches)

  1. A tool which projects a controlled stream of a highly flammable gas over a spark in order to produce a controlled flame.
  2. (US, military, slang) A jet fighter.
    • 1949, Popular Science (volume 155, number 6, page 120)
      When the firecan jockeys have flown their blowtorches some 100,000 miles, the doctors take over for the ground physical.


See also


blowtorch (third-person singular simple present blowtorches, present participle blowtorching, simple past and past participle blowtorched)

  1. To apply a blowtorch to something.

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