from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An air-chamber or air-holder, especially one which serves as a reservoir of air in certain machines, as in carbureters.
  • noun The air-chamber of certain pumps.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Also called air-reservoir.


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