hand blower


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hand blower a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair
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In literature:

The wizard expressed himself pleased with the glass-blower's skill and at once handed him a small vial.
"American Fairy Tales" by L. Frank Baum
The blacksmith shop contained: Four forges with hand blowers, four anvils, and hand-tools.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by George C. Clarke
In course of time the bellows blower in lesser households became a useful kitchen boy, turning the spit by hand.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Indeed, as it gives a certain degree of control over the flame without the use of the hands, the foot-blower is preferable.
"The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame" by W. A. Shenstone

In news:

Gas-powered hand-held blowers pack power without the cord.
A blower opens the bags automatically for high-volume, hands-free dispensing .
Tillers, pressure washers, blowers, trimmers and wood-splitters will also be on hand.