a chamber containing the air supply for the reeds or pipes of an organ.

Origin of windchest

First recorded in 1790–1800; wind1 + chest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for wind chest

wind chest


a box in an organ in which air from the bellows is stored under pressure before being supplied to the pipes or reeds
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