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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An air-chamber or air-holder, especially one which serves as a reservoir of air in certain machines, as in carbureters.
  • n. The air-chamber of certain pumps.
  • n. In anatomy and zoology, a cavity of the body receiving, containing, or conveying atmospheric air; an air-tube, air-cell, or air-chamber; especially, a respiratory passage, as the windpipe of a vertebrate or the trachea of an insect.
  • n. Also called air-reservoir.

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