- 1. Opening in the roof of a cave or cavern through which air is expelled vigorously. In coastal areas the phenomenon is usually due to compression of air within the cave by incoming tides or waves .2. Cliff top entrance to a sea cave, also known as a geo, gloop, or gloup .3. (Australian.) A small hole in the surface of the Nullarbor Plain through which air blows in and out with observable force, sometimes audibly .Related to breathing hole.Synonyms: (French.) trou souffleur; (German.) Windhöhle; (Greek.) ope ekphysosa; (Italian.) bocca soffiante; (Spanish.) soplador; (Turkish.) üflenme a!!!™z2; (Yugoslavian.) vjetrenica, veternica, puhaljka, pihalnik, dihalnik.See also steam hole.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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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 — 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… … English dictionary
blowhole — noun Date: 1691 1. a hole in metal caused by a bubble of gas captured during solidification 2. a nostril in the top of the head of a cetacean and especially a whale … New Collegiate Dictionary
blowhole — /bloh hohl /, n. 1. an air or gas vent, esp. one to carry off fumes from a tunnel, underground passage, etc. 2. either of two nostrils or spiracles, or a single one, at the top of the head in whales and other cetaceans, through which they breathe … Universalium