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air passage

noun
1.
a space occupied or traversed by air.
2.
travel by air.
3.
accommodations for an air trip:
to book air passage for Hong Kong.
Origin of air passage
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Then use your fingers to make sure nothing in his mouth or throat is obstructing the air passage to his lungs.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
  • Each side of each137 flat water cell abuts on an air passage.

    The Gasoline Motor Harold Whiting Slauson
  • Bony fishes with air passage to the swimming bladder (Physostomi); 25.

  • This will move his tongue away from the back of his throat, so it does not block the air passage to his lungs.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
  • So much water can flow out that an air passage is left at a, and the pipe is not sealed.

  • Even every air passage running through its body shed its parchment lining.

    Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • This position is essential for keeping the air passage open throughout the procedure.

  • It is essentially the same in every stage, though it may be more or less full or loud, according to the state of the air passage.

    The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
  • Frantically he fought, locking his air passage so his last lungful couldn't escape.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • This he pulled forward, so as to leave the air passage free.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams

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