- the trachea of an air-breathing vertebrate.
Origin of windpipe
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Examples from the Web for windpipe
After using her hands to clear her windpipe, she freed her eyes from the embers that were blinding her vision.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
He was going to start a tracheotomy, which is opening the throat and inserting a tube into the windpipe.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
Early signs indicate the windpipe is working, Hannah's doctors announced Tuesday, although she is still on a ventilator.The Power of Stem Cell Research Saves a Little Girl
May 1, 2013
This time when he woke up, he had a hole in his windpipe, could not speak, and could barely write.Mailer's Final Gift
February 5, 2009
Then he gurgled in the darkness as if somebody's fingers had clamped his windpipe.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
When deaf is squeezin' of me windpipe, I shall 'ave a laugh in it!The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
Overcoming a nervous contraction of the windpipe, I had managed to exclaim "Captain Falk!"Falk
The stem of the tree or bush becomes the windpipe (trachea).A Handbook of Health
Careful skinning brings you to the neck and windpipe, which also cut off.Practical Taxidermy
- a nontechnical name for trachea (def. 1) Related adjective: tracheal
Word Origin and History for windpipe
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- See trachea.
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