windpipe

[wind-pahyp]

noun

the trachea of an air-breathing vertebrate.

Nearby words

  1. windowlight,
  2. windowpane,
  3. windowpane shell,
  4. windows,
  5. windowsill,
  6. windproof,
  7. windrode,
  8. windrow,
  9. windrower,
  10. windsail

Origin of windpipe

First recorded in 1520–30; wind1 + pipe1

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British Dictionary definitions for windpipe

windpipe

noun

a nontechnical name for trachea (def. 1) Related adjective: tracheal
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Word Origin and History for windpipe

windpipe

n.

"trachea," 1520s, from wind (n.1) in the "breath" sense + pipe (n.1).

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Medicine definitions for windpipe

windpipe

[wĭndpīp′]

n.

trachea

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Science definitions for windpipe

windpipe

[wĭndpīp′]

See trachea.
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