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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a small, liquid-fuel torch that shoots out a hot flame intensified by pressurized air: it is used to melt metal, remove old paint, etc.
- a similar device using acetylene, propane, etc. as its fuel
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A portable burner for mixing gas and oxygen to produce a very hot flame, used for soldering, welding, and glass blowing.