- esophagus; gullet.
- trachea; windpipe.
Origin of weasand
before 1000; Middle English wesand, Old English wǣsend, variant of wāsend gullet; cognate with Old Frisian wāsande windpipe
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Examples from the Web for weasand
I was taken with my hand in the bag, and my knife in the weasand of the stiff'un.
I'll unfas—unfasten you, and you'll slice his weasand—won't you, Gargousse?'
I heard the breath squeak in his weasand; and Jack Gaunt pulled me off.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mangrove, the moment he saw where he was, drew his knife across the leopard's weasand, and killed him on the spot.Tom Cringle's Log
Within the most starched cravat there passes a windpipe and weasand, and under the thickliest embroidered waistcoat beats a heart.
- a former name for the trachea
Old English wǣsend, wāsend; related to Old Frisian wāsenda, Old High German weisont vein, Danish vissen
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