AskDefine | Define blowhole

Dictionary Definition



1 the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull
2 a hole for the escape of gas or air [syn: vent, venthole, vent-hole]

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  1. The spiracle, on the top of the head, through which cetaceans breath.
  2. A vent for the escape of gas.
  3. A cavity in the ground that leads to a marine cave and out of which waves splash.


Extensive Definition

Blowhole may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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