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oxyacetylene torch (ŏk'sēəsĕt`əlēn), tool that mixes and burns oxygen and acetylene to produce an extremely hot flame. This torch can be used for cutting steel and for welding iron and various other metals. The temperature of the flame can reach as high as 6,300°F; (3,480°C;).
oxyacetylene torch[¦äk·sē·ə′sed·əl‚ēn ¦tȯrch]
A torch that mixes acetylene and oxygen to produce a hot flame for the welding or cutting of metal. Also known as acetylene torch.
A torch utilizing the flame produced by the combustion of acetylene
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: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your garage on fire.
"Some of the lads were using an oxyacetylene torch
to cut out some pipes.
The weapon, used by Horrett Campbell at St Luke's Primary School in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton in July 1996, was cut into pieces with an oxyacetylene torch
last week and later melted down in a furnace.
Men came to our street with oxyacetylene torches
to cut off iron railings and gates to make into tanks.
The trio were highly qualified top burners, whose job was to dismantle structures inside and outside buildings, often using oxyacetylene torches
to burn through steel in a process known as cutting.