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

Examples from the Web for windchest

Historical Examples of windchest

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

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