What does blowhole mean?

blowhole meaning in General Dictionary

A cavern in a cliff during the water-level opening towards the atmosphere at its farther extremity so your oceans rush in with every rise and increase in a lofty jet from the extremity

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  • the spiracle of a cetacean located far back regarding the skull
  • a hole the escape of fuel or atmosphere
  • A cavern in a cliff, at water level, starting toward air at its further extremity, so the waters rush in with each surge and increase in a lofty jet from extremity.
  • A nostril or spiracle into the top of your head of a whale or any other cetacean.
  • A hole when you look at the ice to which whales, seals, etc., arrive at breathe.
  • An air hole in a casting.

blowhole meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition blow-hole, 1787, of whales and porpoises, from blow (v.1) + hole.


blowhole meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A cavern in a cliff, at water level, opening on air at its further extremity, so your seas rush in with each rise and rise in a lofty jet through the extremity.

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  • (n.) A nostril or spiracle when you look at the top of the head of a whale or any other cetacean.
  • (letter.) A hole in the ice to which whales, seals, etc., arrived at inhale.
  • (n.) An air hole in a casting.

Sentence Examples with the word blowhole

The interior surface of a blowhole which lies near the outer crust of the ingot, as at A in fig.

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