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windchest

[wind-chest] /ˈwɪndˌtʃɛst/
noun
1.
a chamber containing the air supply for the reeds or pipes of an organ.
Origin of windchest
1790-1800
1790-1800; wind1 + chest
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  • 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.

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