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windchest

[wind-chest]
noun
  1. a chamber containing the air supply for the reeds or pipes of an organ.
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Origin of windchest

First recorded in 1790–1800; wind1 + chest
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Historical Examples

  • These handles, when turned, open ventholes from the windchest into the channels.

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    Vitruvius

  • When the windchest has received the air, these valves will stop up the openings, and prevent the wind from coming back again.