UK [ˈbləʊˌhəʊl] / US [ˈbloʊˌhoʊl] noun [countable]
Word forms "blowhole":
singular blowhole plural blowholes
1) a hole in the top of the head of a sea animal such as a whale or dolphin, through which it breathes
2) a hole in the surface of ice that sea animals such as whales and seals use to breathe through
3) a hole in a tunnel through which gases can escape

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  • Blowhole — may refer to:*Blowhole (biology), the hole at the top of a whale or other cetacean s head, homologous with a nostril *Blowhole (geology), a hole at the inland end of a sea cave through which waves funnel up and out *Blowhole (metallurgy), an… …   Wikipedia

  • Blowhole — Blow hole , n. 1. A cavern in a cliff, at the water level, opening to the air at its farther extremity, so that the waters rush in with each surge and rise in a lofty jet from the extremity. [1913 Webster] 2. A nostril or spiracle in the top of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blowhole — Blowhole. См. Раковина. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • blowhole — (n.) also blow hole, 1787, of whales and porpoises, from BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1) + HOLE (Cf. hole) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blowhole — ► NOUN 1) the nostril of a whale or dolphin on the top of its head. 2) a hole in ice for breathing or fishing through. 3) a vent for air or smoke in a tunnel …   English terms dictionary

  • blowhole — [blō′hōl΄] n. 1. a nostril in the top of the head of whales and certain other cetaceans, through which they breathe 2. a hole through which gas or air can escape, esp. in lava 3. a hole in the ice to which seals, whales, etc. come to get air 4. a …   English World dictionary

  • Blowhole — Das Blowhole der Monks Cave bei Aberystwyth in Wales …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blowhole — Le terme blowhole (ou blow hole) désigne le montage d un ventilateur sur une tour d ordinateur, où le ventilateur extrait l air chaud présent à l intérieur de la tour. Ces ventilateurs font partie de la catégorie de l aircooling. Emplacements D… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Blowhole (geology) — In geology, a blowhole is a cavity located at the end of a sea cave which exits above the cave. When a wave enters the mouth of the cave it will be funneled up towards the blowhole, which can result in quite spectacular blasts of water from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Blowhole (biology) — In biology, a blowhole is the hole at the top of a Cetacean s head through which the animal breathes air. It is homologous with the nostril of other mammals. As whales reach the water surface to breathe, they will forcefully expel air through the …   Wikipedia

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