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windchest

[ wind-chest ]
/ ˈwɪndˌtʃɛst /
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noun
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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How to use windchest in a sentence

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for windchest

wind chest
/ (wɪnd) /

noun
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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